World’s healthiest salad 

The Icelandic Cancer Society’s annual initiative, Mottumars, (Moustache March) brings awareness to cancer affecting men. Many grow moustaches to bring attention to this and encourage other men to know the symptoms and seek help. Companies support Moustache March too and among others are my sponsors VAXA.

They sent me a special Moustache March box, filled with lovely leafy greens and micro-greens. I also had a box from Ecospira with wonderful sprouts so that made me decide to make the healthiest salad possible. One that would fill me with energy.

I checked what else I had in my fridge and kitchen cabinets and found broccoli, carrots, olives and nuts. I could just as well have used cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and seeds, just to name a few. 

A salad becomes a hundred times better if you spice it up with a delicious dressing. The box from VAXA include some sage so I decided to make a sage vinaigrette. It turned out well. 

Instead of throwing everything in a pile on a plate I decided to arrange it in the way you see on the photos. Those invited to lunch could simply decide themselves what you pick for their plates.

Sage vinaigrette 


70 g olive oil

2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped

5-7 sage leaves 

salt and black pepper


Put everything in a blender or food processor and mix till it’s combined and smooth. The flavour of sage can become overbearing, so it’s up to your taste how much to use. Note that before serving you always need to stir it up a bit. 

The box from VAXA had;

  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Sage
  • Microgreens; beans, red cabbage, rucola, garlic kale, carrot and sunflower.

The box from Ecospira had lots of different types of sprout.

The recipe is sponsored by VAXA and Ecospira.

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