Thursday, July 21, 2011

Basic but Delicious Garden Salad

One of my favorite salads to make could not be any easier.  Just toss  these ingredients:
  • lettuce of your choice (romaine, mixed baby greens, baby spinach, red leaf lettuce, etc.)
  • whatever veggies you have on hand (tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, thinly sliced or chopped fresh summer squash, mushrooms, chopped green onions or thinly sliced red onions, etc.)
  • fresh herbs (I love basil, parsley, and chives -- but any could work and will give you different variety for your salads)
  • olives of choice (kalamata, black, green, etc.)
  • opt.:  cheese of choice (feta, parmasiano reggiano, etc.)
  • opt. (to turn into a meal on its own):  beans (kidney, garbanzo, black, etc.) or meat
  • a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil and good/fresh balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like to use Himlayan sea salt and coarse ground black pepper -- I also sometimes add Costco's organic no salt seasoning)
Voila!  Dinner is done lickety split, oh so healthy, and delicious (it's the fresh herbs that really make the salad).

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