#brownbagit with Chef Sam Harris

Chef Sam Harris

As part of our #brownbagit campaign, Action Against Hunger is sharing simple packed lunch recipes from Canadian chefs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This fall, join your fellow Canadians: pack a nutritious lunch and donate the money you save so every kid can eat a healthy lunch.  Read on for the tasty recipe from Chef Harris!


Chef Sam Harris

Restaurant: Agrius Restaurant
Located: Victoria, British Columbia
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Sam Harris is a chef who thinks food can save the world. He believes in sustainable organic farming, eating seasonally and taking time to connect with your food through education and interaction with your local food systems. He lives and works in Victoria, BC.  Make this recipe this week and be sure to donate if you believe in a Canada free from hunger.


Chef Sam Harris’ Salami Waldorf Salad

This is a travel friendly version of a classic salad. This salad was originally served with mayonnaise based dressing but for this version we’ve lightened it up with an olive oil and lemon dressing and added some pork salami for protein and flavour. A great lunch to bring on an adventure that doesn’t require refrigeration.


  • 4 stalks celery
  • 2 celery roots
  • 2 apples
  • 100 ml raisons
  • 60 slices dry cured salami
  • 50 ml lemon
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Serves 4


Step 1

rinse and juice your lemon then mix the juice, strained of seeds, with the olive oil to create a bright and simple dressing

Step 2

peel your celery root of dark outer layer with a knife and thinly slice the cleaned interior as thin as possible. Then julienne (cut into matchstick strips) your celery root, mix in raisins and toss with some salt, pepper and dressing. It should resemble coleslaw. divide amongst your 4 containers and pack it into the bottoms.

Step 3

cut your apple and celery into bite size pieces, toss with some salt, pepper and dressing and divide amongst your 4 containers.

Step 4

place salami slices on top and pack them up with some forks or chopsticks.


Add your favourite nuts or hard cheeses to customize for your family’s tastes.

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