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Sweet Green Salad and Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe
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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)
Nuts - the most important part
Sliced Fruit - choose one (apple, strawberries, cutie oranges)
Cinnamon almonds (Trader Joe's)
Any prepackaged sweet or spicy nuts from Trader's
Broccoli Slaw (from Trader Joe's - optional)
Homemade croutons (optional)
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
White Balsamic Vinegar
Herbs (Sage, Thyme, Rosemary)
1 Tablespoon total
Salt and Pepper
1 garlic clove (1 teaspoon)