I love a good salad. Not the kind where there's a bunch of leafy greens piled high, but the really elaborate ones, that are essentially an entire meal in a bowl. The fact that you can have all your food groups in a bowl is pretty amazing to me it's also the reason why sandwiches are so great, they're literally handheld nutritional pyramid (depending on the kind of course, but I digress). Back to the salad, this one came about because...

A) There wasn't any other food food -- as in an actual heatable meal -- in my fridge. (Fun fact: my friend actually described this as a "Pizza Topping Salad".)
B) I was too lazy to actually cook or leave the house, so I made do and actually whipped up something pretty substantial.

It's savory and sweet (my favourite combo) and super simple to make. I hope you enjoy!


  • Romaine lettuce
  • Pepper (I used orange)
  • A small chunk of ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 a mango
  • Green olives
  • Spicy pickled pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Maple Syrup

Salad Steps:

  1. Clean, dry and chop the pepper, mango and lettuce and put it in a bowl.
  2. Grate the ginger and place it in the bowl. Cover the bowl and shake it up to disperse the ginger throughout.
  3. Now add the spicy pickled peppers and green olives (sliced or not).
  4. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and drizzle even less maple syrup.
  5. Use two forks, and toss to coat, and serve.