Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

This basic, easy to assemble salad is a follow-up post to the Roasted Sweet Potatoes.  Together these two recipes make up dinner at least once a week for us.  This recipe is just a guide, you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  Sometimes I use only a couple of vegetable toppings if I’m in a hurry or we haven’t been grocery shopping in a bit.  The point of this dinner is about being easy and customizable.

Easy Green Salad with VinaigretteEasy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

I like to peel a few strips off of the cucumber.  It looks pretty and the skin can be sort of chewy sometimes.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Cut into quarters lengthwise.  Then cut crosswise into bite-sized pieces.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Assemble the rest of your ingredients.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Whisk together the first few dressing ingredients.  Then slowly drizzle in olive oil until emulsified.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Scatter prepped ingredients over the salad greens, toss with dressing or serve on the side.  I hope you enjoy this super easy weeknight dinner as much as we do.

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 romaine hearts
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1½ cups tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions, sliced
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ Teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Tear or cut romaine hearts into bite sized pieces. Wash in salad spinner then place in a serving bowl.
  2. Peel 3-4 strips from the cucumber. Split the cucumber in half then into quarters lengthwise. Slice crosswise into small pieces.
  3. Top the salad greens with the grated carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, and green onions.
  4. For the vinaigrette, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, garlic and salt. While whisking, add the olive oil in a slow steady stream. Continue whisking until emulsified.
  5. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette or serve on the side
Notes
When the salad is the main part of the meal, 4 servings becomes perfect for 2 people when combined with roasted sweet potatoes.


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