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This salad will instantly make you feel ten years younger after eating it! The ingredients have been specifically selected to boost protein, healthy fats and antioxidants for healthy glowing skin and a lean toned physique. Recipe courtesy of Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef.


Serves 4


  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • 2 heads baby gem lettuce or baby cos lettuce
  • 250g podded green peas
  • 2 avocados 


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons seeded mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 60ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil



  1. Whisk dressing ingredients until creamy and emulsified.
  2. Combine onion, the juice from 1 lemon and sea salt into a smaller separate bowl, then massage through the onion. Set aside for 15 minutes to soften.
  3. Arrange lettuce leaves onto a serving platter.
  4. Blanch peas for 1 minute in boiling water, then drain.
  5. Scatter peas over the lettuce and arrange over sliced avocado.
  6. Spoon over the dressing, followed by the red pickled onion.
  7. Serve and enjoy.




Photography by Paul Cutter. Recipe from the Healthy Chef App. Visit the Apple Store to download and start a free 7-day trial.



Teresa Cutter

Founder of The Healthy Chef, Teresa is an award-winning and classically-trained chef, author, nutritionist and fitness professional. You can find more recipes, tips and products on her NEW Healthy Chef App, website, cookbooks, eBooks, Facebook and Instagram. / /



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