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Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

I wanted to serve a salad with the Italian Chili and the Parmesan-Corn Bread Muffins so I went in search of finding a good Italian vinaigrette to toss with a simple green salad.  After being inspired by several different recipes I decided to create one myself.  It was simple and delicious vinaigrette tossed with the mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese and it paired perfectly with the chili and corn bread muffins.

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Combine the canola oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, sugar, oregano, basil, dried mustard, onion powder, paprika, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined.  Set aside for flavors to mingle – at least 30 minutes.

Place a mixture of romaine and mixed greens together in a bowl then top with grape tomatoes, diced cucumbers, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese.  Drizzle the top with the Italian vinaigrette then toss to coat evenly.   Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

 

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Italian Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp of sugar more if desired
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp of dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Mixed Green Salad:
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/4 cup of croutons
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Combine the canola oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, sugar, oregano, basil, dried mustard, onion powder, paprika, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside for flavors to mingle - at least 30 minutes.
  • Place a mixture of romaine and mixed greens together in a bowl then top with grape tomatoes, diced cucumbers, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the top with the Italian vinaigrette then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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11 Comments

  1. It’s always good to have a vinaigrette recipe on hand, and I think I’ve found the perfect one! I seriously love all the spices you used in this one.

  2. Kim in MD says:

    I eat salad every single day, and am always looking for new salad dressings. This Italian vinaigrette looks delicious, Pam! I love the herbs and spices in it, as well as the dried mustard. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Delicious, I still have the muffins to make 🙂 Take care Diane

  4. Homemade vinaigrette is the way to go-great looking salad!

  5. What a pretty salad! Your photos are amazing!

  6. It’s always amazing how a little of this and a little of that can make for a great salad dressing in a hurry, isn’t it?

  7. Such a simple salad but it really does go perfectly with the rest of your meal!

  8. Homemade dressings really do make it hard to use store-bought again, don’t they? This one sounds great! Your salad is lovely.

  9. That third photo is just perfect, Pam. Great lighting and deep focus.