Recipe

Simple Side Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Servings:
4-6
Total Time:
0
hr
8
min
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This is one of my simplest salad recipes that I go to in a pinch. It comes together fast and it has a lot of ingredients I often have on hand. Feel free to add in extra veggies you have on hand or swap out the lettuce for something you prefer.

Italian Side Salad Ingredients

Romaine: You can use any type of lettuce in this recipe but I think romaine works the best. It is crisp and mellow in flavor. I would just skip anything too tough such as kale or bitter such as mustard greens.

Tomatoes: I suggest using cherry or grape tomatoes but if you only have larger tomatoes just chop them up and they will work great.

Red Onion: Make sure to cut your onion in thin slices so it’s not too over powering in flavor. If you don’t like red onions, use a couple of sliced green onions instead.

Parmesan: This is optional but I love to add a little parmesan to the salad to get it an extra salty flavor.

Croutons: Croutons give this salad a nice crunch. You can use any type of crouton, plain, garlic, or seasoned. Whatever you have should work here.

Dressing: This recipe comes with a simple homemade dressing. If you don’t want to make the dressing you can just use a store bought Italian dressing.

Closeup view of the salad.

What to serve with this salad

Serve this salad along side any pasta dish or main meal. It is a great addition to most meals because it is fairly simple to throw together.

Dressing being poured over a salad.

Simple Side Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

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Servings:
4-6
Prep Time:
8
min
Cook Time:
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min
Total Time:
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8
min
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Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quarters
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of ground pepper

Directions

  1. Prep all your salad ingredients and add them to a large bowl.
  2. In a jar or small bowl add all dressing ingredients and shake or whisk together.
  3. Pour half of the dressing over the salad and toss. Add more as needed.

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