The perfect add-on to any meal, this simple side salad recipe is a great way to sneak extra veggies onto your dinner plate!
Choose your dressing from the list above (though if you have a go-to homemade or store bought dressing that's okay too!).
Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk *or* add dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well to mix.
Let's get our veggie on! Clean and chop lettuce or snag a bag of your favorite chopped/washed lettuce.
Slice and quarter Roma tomato(es) and thinly slice cucumber. I usually peel traditonal cucumber or leave the skin on English/seedless cucumber.
Freshly shred/grate carrots or use pre-shredded here. Thinly slice or mince red onion.
Combine veggies croutons, and optional cheese in a big bowl and mix it all up.
rWhisk or shake dressing once more and dip a lettuce leaf in to taste. Adjust seasoning/ingredients to taste if desired
Pour half the dressing over the salad before serving. Toss to combine and serve with remainig dressing for each person to add their ideal amount to their salad. Enjoy!
Veg it up! Other great vegetable options include pepperoncini peppers, sliced olives, banana peppers, chopped broccoli, etc... Mix and match based on what you have handy and have fun with it!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated for the salad with Italian dressing using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed based on dressing chosen (they're all similar nutritionally) and extras/swaps and enjoy!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Simple Side Salad Recipe https://peasandcrayons.com/2020/12/simple-side-salad-recipe.html