October 6, 2016

Easy Yellow and Green Salad

yellow-saladThis salad is refreshing and a great alternative to plain old lettuce. It takes all of 5 minutes to make, could not be easier and looks so pretty on the plate. We eat with our eyes first, did you know that?  Pretty food tricks our brains into thinking it tastes better and is more filling.  #Winning.  Another fun fact, herbs have like 3X the anti-oxidants of most berries.  Bring on the herbs!  I first made this salad with both mint and cilantro but ran out of cilantro when I took this pic. It is definitely better with both herbs. If you make it, let me know what you think!


1 yellow zucchini or courgette if you’re fancy/Euro

Hand full mint and/or cilantro – chopped or not, depends how you feel/lazy.

1 tbsp good quality olive oil. I like this one

2 tsp vinegar, any kind you like. I used apple cider.

Salt and pepper to taste. I love this salt, reminds me of when I studied abroad.  It is what my host family used.


Wash and dry the zucchini and herbs

Using a veggie peeler, peel the zucchini in long strips. This peeling method is great. Less dishes to wash and is actually faster than chopping.  Trust.

Dress the zucchini strips with the olive oil and vinegar

Sprinkle with herbs, salt, pepper.



  1. Lynda M Stefanski aka Mama says:

    I am VERY PROUD of you, my beautiful Emma.
    I am ‘in it to win it’ with you. I really enjoy your blog posts, too!
    Perhaps you can make this salad for all of us at Christmas?

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