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Jamie Oliver’s Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 in Food

Chopped salads are incredibly simple to make—you have to give them a go. If nothing else, they can offer you some chopping practice, so why not make something tasty while you’re practicing your knife skills? Anyone can make these salads—just make sure you use a good sharp chef’s knife and your biggest chopping board—and watch your fingers.

What I want to show you here is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the different ingredients you can add to a chopped salad. –you can use whatever’s available. The only rule I would give you is to always include a couple of handfuls of crunchy lettuce to give your salad a really good texture. Try out different things, and don’t feel obliged to use the same old stuff all the time. Bell peppers, tomatoes, herb sprigs, different types of cheese…you can get any or all of these into a chopped salad.


• A small handful of black olives
• ½ a red onion
• 1 red chile
• 3 firm ripe tomatoes
• 1 Romaine lettuce or mixture of spinach and fresh greens
• A bunch of fresh basil
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Balsamic vinegar
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 Get yourself a large chopping board and a large sharp knife. Press down on the olives with the palm of your hand to squeeze the pits out, then discard the pits. Start choppng the harder, crunchier veggies first. Peel and slice your onion, halve, seed, and finely chop your chile. Chop the olives and the tomatoes. Bring it all into the center of the board and continue chopping and mixing together. Add the lettuce leaves and basil and chop them up too. When everything is well chopped, you’ll have a big mound of salad on the board. Make a well in the middle and drizzle in 6 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mix up so everything gets dressed and serve straight from the board or in a bowl.

This salad is so easy and so yummy, it is everything we moms love all rolled into one recipe.

Jamie Oliver’s Evolution Carrot Salad

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 in Food

As a new fan of Jamie Oliver’s food and theories, I thought this was a fun and different salad.  The colors are amazing. Try it out and tell us what you think, YEAH or AUUGGGHH!


4 to 5 large carrots

Sprigs fresh mint

Sprigs fresh cilantro or fresh chives

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Handful mixed seeds

2 or 3 small clementines

1 or 2 ready-to-eat pappadams

Feta or goat cheese (more…)