Your Basic Tossed Salad

Total Time:
11 min
10 min
1 min

4 servings

  • 2 hearts romaine lettuce
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Kirby cucumber or 1/4 European seedless cucumber, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion or 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 /4 cup (a couple of glugs) extra-virgin olive oil,
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (a couple of splashes) red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarse salt and black pepper

Place salad greens in a salad bowl and top with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and carrot. Place oil, vinegar and sugar in a small plastic container. Put the lid on the container and shake dressing until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Pour dressing over salad. Season salad with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.

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    Love this quick easy salad. I sometimes add grilled chicken tenders and pineapple chunks for an all-in one meal....
    I didnt have any salad dressing so I searched for "basic salad Dressing" and this recipe came up. I will never buy bottled again. This simple dressing is great especially in the summer when you want the taste of your fresh picked tomatoes to shine. Or when you just want to taste all the salad ingredients and not just the dresssing-not overpowering at all. Oh I did use canola instead of olive oil. I had to laugh though because I didnt know there was a "recipe" to make a salad.
    Oh my gosh, this recipe was so easy even I could make it! Thank you, Rachel!
    This is a wonderful and easy recipe.
    this is what I am looking for can I use Marinated mushrooms and artichoke hearts in my salad for a potlock dinner Rachel
    This is a great mix of vegetables. i used my own dressing and half of a regular cucucmber. i also used 2 carrots instead of one. salad was colorful and tasty!
    Easy to make it your own.
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