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Regular Salad for Regular People

Youze guys are the best. I can’t thank you enough for supporting and sharing this blog. Gold stars for you.

But, it’s come to my attention (via e-mail) that I use a lot of ‘weird’, ‘hard-to-find’, or ‘I-don’t-know-what-that-is’ ingredients. This could be remedied a number of ways: you could move somewhere better, you could use the Google or The Amazon, or I could use normal ingredients. Here goes.


4 oz. baby arugula

1 pint strawberries, sliced

½ lb. mixed color peppers, sliced thin

1 head radicchio, cored and sliced thin

1 C toasted walnuts (10 mins at 350F)

½ C green olives, don’t even slice them

1 cucumber, sliced in thin rounds

Juice of 1 lemon

½ C olive oil

¼ C Balsamic vinegar

1 t Dijon mustard

1 t maple syrup (or honey)

salt and pepper


  1. In a large regular bowl combine the arugula, strawberries, peppers, olives, radicchio, cucumber and walnuts.

  2. In a smaller regular bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, balsamic, olive oil, mustard and maple syrup with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Dress the salad with a few tablespoons of the dressing and toss well. Pour the rest into a regular (not hipster type) Mason jar and save for later.

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