Big Green Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

serves 6

 

This salad is as simple and delicious as it is versatile. Eating fresh greens is a great way to add some veggies and crunch to your life. The light dressing enhances the taste without masking flavor, and the cancer-fighting properties of these greens add extra goodness to your bowl.

 

KITCHEN GEAR: 

Sharp knife
Cutting board
Large bowl

Container with tight-fitting lid

 

INGREDIENTS

1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces

1 cucumber, cut in half and sliced

leaves from 1 bunch of parsley

2 green onions, sliced thin

6 ribs of celery, sliced on a diagonal

½ red onion, sliced thin

1 carrot, grated

1 tomato, diced or a few cherry tomatoes

 

¼ cup red wine vinegar (or other vinegar)

1 tsp mustard

1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

¼ – ½ C olive oil, to taste

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a container with tight-fitting lid. Secure lid and shake vigorously to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss salad with dressing to coat and enjoy!

 

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 cup per serving, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 135, Fat (g) 10

Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Carbohydrates (g) 11

Dietary Fiber (g) 5, Total Sugars (g) 4, Protein (g) 3, Sodium (mg) 97