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Recipe: Arlene Dickinson's Perfect Salad

What do Dragon’s eat? Lobster and avocado of course!

What do Dragon’s eat? Lobster and avocado of course!

Arlene Dickinson shares her salad recipe that is sure to make your co-workers jealous.


  • 1 ½ cups arugula
  • 1 ½ cups frisee lettuce
  • 1 ½ cups curly green lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked lobster, chopped
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced


  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt and pepper


Wash and dry greens then add to a large serving bowl. Scatter over half of lobster, avocados, yellow pepper, peaches and strawberries. 

For dressing mix vinegar, honey salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil while whisking to emulsify your dressing. Taste and season again if needed.

Drizzle some dressing around the exterior of your bowl. Toss all items to fully coat. Add more dressing as desired, store remainder in the fridge for another time. Scatter remaining ingredients on top of your salad and serve!

How to make the perfect salad:

Shahir has made 6 easy categories for you to follow to make the perfect salad.  

BASE - Pick 2-3 greens for your base. Different flavours and textures of greens are always fun.

CRUNCH - Something crunchy makes you feel satisfied. Whether it’s a nut,seed or a crunchy veggie, it’s a nice addition to any salad.

PROTEIN - A salad is not a meal without protein. Add meat, seafood or tofu to keep you from reaching for the candy drawer right after your meal.

SURPRISE - Pick something a little bit fun and unexpected. A pickled berry, seasonal fruit or a candied nut all go well.

DRESSING - A simple vinaigrette can travel at room temperature so it’s perfect for a work lunch. Make sure to dress your salad just before eating so it does not get soggy.

SOFT - Add soft items like cheeses, tomatoes or avocados after you have tossed your salad so they don’t get smushed. Let them shine on top of your salad.

Servings: Makes 4 servings


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