The Tim-Tastic Salad

What is The Tim-tastic Salad? Well, it’s the one salad I wait for all year; THE salad of our annual summer beach vaycay. It’s full of all good things; lettuce, cabbage, tomato, carrot, nuts, dried fruit and cheese.  And there is only one person who makes it just right - Tim.  

When I asked Tim what inspired him to make his salad he said he just loves the combination of ingredients.  Also, he can change things up if he wants to; nothing is set in stone.  Interestingly, Tim doesn’t work with measurements for this particular salad.  He considers measurement, though, by aligning all his ingredients on a cutting board.


Who knew when we arrived at our beach destination yesterday that there were thoughts of making one of my favorite salads for supper.  A super refreshing, lite and healthful way to start a beach vacation with good friends.  

Dubbed especially by Tim’s daughter, Grace, THE Tim-tastic Salad is a definitive keeper.  Here’s to it!


3 cups your favorite lettuce, rough chop 
1 cup red cabbage, shredded or cut into 1/4” pieces
1 cup of baby tomato, sliced lengthwise
1–2 cup(s) carrot, sliced 1/4” pieces
1/2 cup any nut of your choice
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 – 1 cup of feta cheese, crumbled


Place all ingredients on a cutting board.  In a large bowl begin layering 1/2 of each ingredient on top of the other in this order: 

lettuce / cabbage / tomato / carrot / nut / craisin / feta

Repeat layering until all ingredients are in the bowl.   

Serve immediately with your favorite dressing or vinaigrette.

Tim’s Tips

*In addition to the ingredients above you can add peppers, onion etc…
*If you get tired of Feta cheese you can replace it with Parmesan cheese.
*Layering ingredients is a gentle way of incorporating ingredients.  Also it prevents the smaller & heavier ingredients dropping to the bottom once mixed.

 p.s I took the liberty of adding some measurements to help you get started.