• 5 Ratings

This Green Salad with Basic Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish to any meal.



For the Basic Vinaigrette
For the Green Salad


Instructions Checklist
  • Clean lettuces by swishing them through a large bowl or sink filled with cool water. After you swish the greens, they will rise to the surface; the sand and sediment will fall to the bottom of the bowl or sink. Once the sand and sediment are washed away, lift greens from water and transfer to a salad spinner; spin until dry.

  • Tear lettuces into bite-sized pieces. If you aren't going to use the greens immediately, wrap them in a clean kitchen towel, transfer to a plastic bag, and refrigerate.

  • Next, make the vinaigrette. Combine vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar if using, in a small jar; shake to blend. Add oil, and shake again until emulsified.

  • For best results, use four parts greens to one part dressing and three parts oil to one part acid (vinegar, citrus juice, or a combination of both).


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0