The Salad Accompaniment

Gluten free │ Dairy free │ Vegetarian/Vegan │ FODMAP Friendly Alternative Provided │ Nut free │ Paleo

The Salad Accompaniment

The Salad Accompaniment

Side Serves: 4 | Total Time: 15 minutes



  • 2 cups mixed salad leaves
  • 8 button mushrooms, sliced^
  • Half cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into spirals with a Veggie Twister^
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • ½ cup (1 full handful) fresh basil leaves


  • 3 tsp organic balsamic vinegar*
  • 1½ Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pinches iodised sea salt
  • Cracked pepper, to taste

* I recommend organic vegetables where possible, and a preservative-free organic balsamic vinegar such as Spiral or Global Organics

FODMAP Friendly Alternative: omit mushrooms


  1. Measure out ingredients for the dressing into a bowl. Leave to one side for flavours to meld together.
  2. Prepare vegetables – mushrooms, cucumber, celery, carrot and avocado.
  3. Place salad leaves, basil and prepared vegetables onto a serving plate/bowl. Pour dressing over and mix until vegetables are coated.
  4. Serve alongside: grass-fed beef steak, salmon steak, free-range chicken breast, or for a lighter option, top with free-range boiled eggs, goat’s feta or tuna chunks.
Veggie Twister

Veggie Twister

^ Veggie Twisters (see picture) are available at most homemaker stores such as General Trader etc.