Valencian salad

salad with red peppers and oranges

This Valencian salad makes the perfect healthy side to lighten up a heftier main!


  • 1 bag pre-washed mixed greens
  • 4 tablespoons jarred roasted red peppers, patted dry and sliced
  • 2 oranges (peeled and segmented)
  • 12 kalamata olives (pitted and sliced in half)


  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the lettuce in a large bowl and slowly pour a little dressing along the side of the bowl (check ‘how and when to dress a salad’). Gently toss the lettuce and give it a taste. Keep dressing the lettuce until you are satisfied with the taste.
  3. Arrange the lettuce in 4 separate plates and layer it with the orange segments, black olives and roasted pepper. Sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper on top and serve immediately.


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