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I was the type of cook that made everything from scratch. So for a long time it took me forever to make salads until my mom taught me this simple way of whipping them up in minutes. First, I must say that there’s nothing wrong with making food from the scratch. However, if you have time constraints you might want to take the faster route.

TIP: Buy vegetables that are already washed and cut. This cuts out the time used in washing and drying the greens.

5 MINUTE SALAD (serves 4)

Two bags of chopped italian greens (these are the crunchiest I have found in Publix)

I container of baby red tomatoes

i avocado

i container of chopped mushrooms

I container of chopped onions

1 tablespoon Oringaa

DIRECTIONS

Wash mushrooms and throw in a saucepan, spice up with curry, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes

Throw everything else in a bowl including olive oil. Add the cooked mushrooms and stir.