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Sweet Green Salad and Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Updated on June 23, 2011

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The Best and Easiest Green Salad Recipe

Whipping up a green salad on the fly is very easy with this go-to recipe. If you have the ingredients always on hand, you can easily bring a salad to any dinner party or add one to your own. The sweet green salad recipe goes great with homemade dressing. I usually make a large batch of dressing that will last in the refrigerator for at least a week. The dressing quanitites below can easily be doubled or tripled. I always recommend tasting a small portion of the dressing before dressing the salad. Dressing should be put on salad moments before it is served to prevent sogginess.

Depending on the size of the salad, you should adjust the fixings. I like lots of the extras, but it's up to you on the proportions.

Sweet Green Salad Recipe

Greens (Mixture is the best)
Fixings
Nuts - the most important part
Spinach
Shaved Parmesean
Carmelized walnuts
Romaine
Sliced Fruit - choose one (apple, strawberries, cutie oranges)
Cinnamon almonds (Trader Joe's)
Bibb
Craisins
Any prepackaged sweet or spicy nuts from Trader's
Broccoli Slaw (from Trader Joe's - optional)
Homemade croutons (optional)
 

Vinaigrette Dressing

The dressing is the most important part of the salad recipe. Homemade dressing, which only takes minutes, takes your sweet salad from good to great. It only takes a few minutes to make and will be the icing on the cake - so to speak. I use a Pampered Chef dressing container, but any container will do.

Easy, Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Ingredients
Amount
Olive Oil
3 oz
White Balsamic Vinegar
1 oz
Dijon Mustard
2 teaspoons
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Herbs (Sage, Thyme, Rosemary)
1 Tablespoon total
Salt and Pepper
to taste
Crushed garlic
1 garlic clove (1 teaspoon)

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