Cheap and healthy recipe ideas: Eat Your Greens Salad

Looking for some delicious, low-cost recipes to whip up at home? We asked our in-house nutritionist Emma (who also looks after our Schools Food Literacy Program) to share some of her healthy, wallet-happy recipe ideas.

Eat Your Greens Recipe

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4




  • 4 cups any green vegetable (broccoli, beans, kale, spinach, beet greens, cabbage, brussel sprouts).
  • Small piece fetta (100 grams).
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed.
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced.




  • In a mug combine olive oil, lemon, garlic and Dijon. Set aside.
  • Cut all green vegetable into same sized; medium-to-large chunks.
  • Fill saucepan with water to just below the base of a steamer basket. Bring water to the boil.
  • Transfer vegetables to steamer basket. Steam, covered, for 2-4 minutes until vegetables are crisptender.
  • Place vegetables into large bowl. Crumble over fetta and drizzle over dressing. Serve warm.




  • Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, with just 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli providing 84% RDI of Vitamin C.