Friday, May 29, 2020

How to Make the Perfect Dinner Salad with Homemade Vinegar & Oil Dressing

This dinner salad recipe is just an example on what vegetables you can combine, other choices maybe cucumbers, mushrooms or broccoli. You can also add a protein like bacon or chicken and make it a meal instead of a side salad. The possibilities are endless. Serves 4 Total Time: 20 minutes


1⁄2 head lettuce (or a combo of iceberg, romaine, butter, spring greens etc)
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1⁄2 cucumber, peeled as needed and sliced 1/4-inch thick
4 green onions, chopped
1⁄2 avocado, diced
2 radishes, sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste


2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper, to taste 
garlic powder, to taste


Tear lettuce into bite sized pieces and wash and dry thoroughly. Place in large salad bowl (wider than it is deep). Top with prepared vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, to taste and cheese.

In a jar with a lid combine all the dressing ingredients. Shake to combine. Pour 1/2 the dressing to coat the top layer of vegetables. Toss until well mixed. Taste - add more vinegar or oil if needed, and toss again.

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