Donair Salad

Donair Salad
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We’re talking about a Salad with Tomatoes, Onions, Cucumbers, Lettuce and Nappa Cabbage tossed with Donair Salad Dressing & 1/2 lb of Sliced Donair meat. Optionally with Homemade Croutons and Cheese for a crazy good Halifax Donair Salad.

Donair Salad vegetables

Chopped Lettuce, Diced Onions & Tomatoes, Nappa Cabbage, and Cucumbers. Optionally add in diced sweet or hot peppers, radish, shredded carrots or just stay with the standard, Lettuce, Tomatoes & Onions.

Donair Salad Dressing

The dressing consists of Donair Sauce mixed with Neutral Oil and Vinegar. A bit of Parsley and a small amount of sesame oil. Pretty simple right.

Prepare the Donair Sauce separately and once it has thickened some after a few hours. Make the Donair Salad Dressing. Refrigerate this for some before using and Shake well before pouring over the salad.

Donair Sauce Ingredients
Donair Sauce Ingredients

Spicy Donair Dressing

Add Black Pepper & a small amount of Cayenne pepper to the dressing.

Donair Seasoned Dressing

Add the typical Donair Seasoning to the dressing.

Add in 1 tsp of Paprika, 1 tsp Onion Powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder or more, Black pepper & Cayenne to taste. Optionally with some Oregano.

Donair Meat

Add 1/2 a lb of Sliced Donair meat to the Salad. Make this up in advance, slice, and added to the salad.

This recipe uses JAH Halifax Donair Spice. Now available at

Donair Meat
Donair Meat

Pick up Donair Meat at your local cash and carry or you can make it with the Standard Donair Recipe as outlined in my Donair Meat post and listed below for convenience.


The Standard Base Seasoning is 1 tsp per lbs of Ground Meat with the exception of Cayenne Pepper which is 1/8 tsp and upwards. Some only use 1/2 tsp Garlic & Onion per 1 lb of meat. You can start with 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, Onion & Garlic, and 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper and then up it based on your preference. Some use Italian Seasoning or Za’atar in place of Oregano. MSG is almost always added.

  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper

Donair Meat always has some kind of Binder in it. You can read more at my Donair meat post.

Garlic Croutons

In place of the Pita bread, we go with Homemade Croutons using JAH Garlic Butter Oil.

Slice the bread into croutons and allow dry overnight. Drizzle JAH Garlic Butter Oil over the croutons and bake.

Homemade Garlic Croutons
Homemade Garlic Croutons


A blend of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and Provolone can be added to the Salad. I use a blend of 3 parts Mozzarella and 1 part Provolone Cheese.

Crumbled Feta Cheese can be used as well.

Donair Salad
Donair Salad

Donair Salad

Donair Salad! Half a pound of sliced donair meat in an assortment of vegetables (Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Nappa Cabbage). Tossed in a Donair Salad Dressing, optionally with Croutons & Cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Donair Salad, Donair Salad Dressing, JAH Donair Salad, JAHZKITCHEN Donair Salad, Salad
Servings: 4 portions
Author: JAH


  • 1/2 lb Sliced Donair Meat
  • 1/2 head Lettuce
  • 5-8 leaves Nappa Cabbage
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 med Tomato
  • 1/4 C Cucumber
  • 1/2 portion Homemade Croutons – optional
  • 3:1 ratio Mozzarella & Provolone Cheese Blend – optional
  • Feta Cheese – optional


  • 1 C Neutral Oil
  • 1/2 C Donair Sauce – Prepared
  • 5-6 Tbl Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley
  • 1/8 tsp Sesame Oil


  • Ensure that you have the Donair Meat already made up and sliced as well as the Donair Sauce and refrigerated for a few hours. If adding Croutons, makes sure these are made in advanced as well.
  • Combine the Donair Dressing ingredients into a squeeze bottle and shake well. Refrigerate until the salad is ready.
  • Wash and prepare all the vegetables and add the Donair meat. Add donair dressing to your liking and toss. Optionally add in Cheese & Croutons.