Italian Basil Salad Recipe

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Italian Basil Salad

Melissa Baldan

By
@mellymel74

Basil Salad can be pretty pricey and when you are a frugal gourmet, there is nothing more spine tingling than overprices ingredients. I came up with this quick and inexpensive variation. It is very yum. Enjoy!


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Ingredients

1/2
head of lettuce, chopped
1 c
large basil leaves, cut in half (widthwise)
1 large
tomato, diced into large pieces
3/4 c
mexican melting cheese, crumbled (i know it isn't italian, but trust me)
1 medium
bell pepper, red or orange
1/4 c
cumin & balsamic vinegarette dressing (recipe below)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Layer, from bottom up, Lettuce, Basil, Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Cheese
2
Drizzle with Cumin Balsamic Dressing.
3
Do not toss.
Serve with additional dressing on the side.
4
For dressing Mix together:
1/2 cup extra virgin Olive Oil, 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tsp coarse ground mustard, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy