Kitchen Sink Salad


1-Kitchen sink salad

By Oleg Sidorenko (Flickr: Ding’s cooking) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

If you are planning tomake your lunch super healthy and completely fuss-free, then kitchen sink salad is the dish for you. No, this salad is not made in your kitchen sink! Rather, it is actually made from nearly everything on which you can lay your hands upon, in your pantry (except your kitchen sink, of course!)

No advance planning or great cooking skills are required to make this salad. A little creativity and lots of patience which goes into dicing, slicing and mincing the long list of random ingredients are all you need to create one a huge bowlful of crunchy-munchy delight.

But what’s a salad without any dressing? So a splash of balsamic vinegar and mustard embraces the salad ingredients with a hint of acidity and pungent flavors and give them the much-needed flavorsome lift.

This salad is really popular among kids, may be its weird name has got something to do with it. So, better use this opportunity and make them eat some veggies for their share of health.


    • 4 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and diced
    • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
    • ½ head broccoli, finely chopped
    • ¼ cup flat leaf Italian parsley, diced
    • 1 English cucumber, peeled and diced
    • ½ head purple cabbage, diced
    • Handful of cashews, toasted
    • A splash of balsamic vinegar
    • Olive oil, as required
    • Dash of spicy brown mustard
    • Dried dill, as required
    • Pinch of sea sat
    • Ground black pepper


    • Toss the veggies, chicken cubes and egg chunks into a salad bowl and toss them well together until evenly distributed throughout the salad.
    • Pour a lashing of olive oil in a small bowl and whisk in some balsamic vinegar, brown mustard and few shakes of the dried herb until well combined.
    • Drizzle the dressing on top of the tossed ingredients and sprinkle a dash of salt and lots of ground black pepper.
    • Toss them again to coat well with the dressing and scatter the toasted cashews on top.
    • Serve right away.