Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Easy Green Salad with Vinaigrette

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 romaine hearts
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  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


When the salad is the main part of the meal, 4 servings becomes perfect for 2 people when combined with roasted sweet potatoes.