Your Basic Tossed Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 11 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.