My mother (aka Mel) has passed down all kinds of wisdom, some pieces of which are more useful than others. This salad is filed under the former. For something healthy, crunchy, fresh and flavorful, this is just the ticket. Best of all, the surprise dressing has some healthy side effects. Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids is a soy sauce substitute, and it delivers all the salty punch of its caloric alternative, without any calories at all. Flax seed oil is the olive oil to Bragg’s vinegar, if you will, and is full of its own nutritional benefits like fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. Just beware: the Bragg’s packs quite the punch, and you don’t need much.

Level: Easy

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 3

2 avocados
1 container of half and half salad mix
1 cucumber
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Feta cheese crumbles
Flax seed oil
Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids (find it at Whole Foods!)


1. Slice cherry tomatoes into halves








2. Finely slice cucumber








3. Cut the avocado into small slices or chunks (however you like it)
4. Toss salad mix, cucumbers, avocados and cherry tomatoes
5. Top with feta cheese and drizzle with Bragg’s and very little flax seed oil (seriously, a little goes a long way)