Baby Leaf Salad

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Baby Leaf Salad Mix

This simple and fresh baby leaf salad is an easy and healthy way to enjoy your lunch. Serve it up with some fried chicken breasts or as a BBQ accompaniment for a healthy and fulfilling snack.

baby leaf salad recipe

What is a baby leaf salad?

A baby leaf salad is a salad using baby leaves, rather than large lettuce leaves. Baby leaves are salad leaves that are harvested young and can be up to 12cm in length. This salad uses a bag of salad baby leaves from Aldi.

baby leaves
Baby Leaf Salad

This bag includes a delicious mix of different leaves:

Mizuna: a crisp tasting leaf with a hint of pepper

Red Chard: A gorgeous red coloured leaf with a sweet flavour

Bulls Blood: Another leaf with a red coloured stem, tasting a bit like beet

Rocket: Rocket , or Arugula (American English),  also known as Rucola is another peppery tasting leaf.

baby leaves salad

The combination gives a lovely looking salad base with interesting colours and tastes. Complement them with the baby tomatoes, pine nuts,  avocado and croutons and you have a light but interesting salad to accompany any dish.

baby green salad

Also good if you need a light salad as a side for a BBQ, for example.

What is the best salad dressing to use?

There are so many different salad dressings that you could use on this salad that would work.

A lovely French Vinaigrette or a honey mustard dressing would both be fine. Or even a Balsamic vinegar with an olive oil mix.

baby leaf salad aldi

But for these photos I decided to use some Italian Aceto Balsamico di Modena I.G.P.

This is a concentrated thick balsamic glaze made with grape musts and I find it a lovely mix of sweet and sour. It is similar to this product I found on Amazon:

 

Crema di Aceto di Balsamico

You could always add some olive oil as well, but I decided to leave it out for this little snack.

light healthy salad

I hope you will try to recreate this healthy baby leaf salad. Let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a Baby Leaf Salad

Baby Leaf Salad

Baby Leaf Salad

This tasty green salad, consisting of a mix of baby leaves. tomatoes, avocado, toasted pine nuts and croutons is a colourful way to enjoy your lunch.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Avocado (ready to eat)
  • A Handful of baby leaves
  • 5/6 baby tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • Some croutons
  • Some salad dressing (I used some Crema Aceto Balsamica di Modena IGP)

Optional

  • Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Clean the ingredients if needed.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  3. Decorate with the balsamic cream glaze.
  4. Enjoy!

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