Delightful Dinner Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This straightforward but flavorful salad is an excellent choice to serve as a first course at a casual gathering or family meal.

This simple dressing is packed with flavor, making a welcome addition to any crisp, green salad.

Mediterranean/Vegan Diet

Mediterranean/Vegan Diet

Salad Ingredients

  • 5 ounces baby spring greens or your preferred mix of greens
  • ¼ small sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 Campari tomatoes (cut into quarters) or 12 whole grape tomatoes
  • 3 large radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, cut in julienne strips (peeling is optional)
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons Laura’s Favorite Balsamic Salad Dressing (BELOW)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to make the Salad

  1. Put one-quarter of the baby spring greens into each of four salad bowls.
  2. Arrange 4 tomato quarters (or 4 grape tomatoes) around the perimeter of each bowl.
  3. Scatter one-quarter of the radish slices and one-quarter of the onion slices over the greens.
  4. Put the carrots in a little mound over the top of the greens, in the center of the salad.
  5. Drizzle each salad with 1 to 1½ tablespoons of dressing.
  6. Add sea salt and black pepper, if desired and serve.

Laura's Favorite Balsamic Dressing Ingredients

How to make Balsamic Dressing

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a small bowl and briskly whisk until emulsified.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Salad Serves: 4 people
  • Balsamic Dressing Makes: about 1 / 3 cup

Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Reprinted by permission.

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