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favorite dinner salad

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sandra Schwartz
Chico, CA

As a caterer for over twenty years, this is our house salad.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-8
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For favorite dinner salad

  • 1 bunch
    butter lettuce
  • 1 bunch
    red leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch
    romaine lettuce
  • 1-2
    avocados (i prefer them on the firm side)
  • 4-6
    tomatoes (small-medium, ripe; i love compari)
  • 1 sm
    purple onion (sliced very thin)
  • 1/2 c
    sliced ripe green or black olives
  • 1
    orange bell pepper, diced very small or in thin strips
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil (high-quality)
  • 3/4 tsp
    sea salt
  • pinch
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2
    shallot, chopped finely

How To Make favorite dinner salad

  • 1
    Dressing: quarter the shallot and put in food processor to chop. Add vinegar and oil, dijon, salt and pepper. Blend well.
  • 2
    Seperate and wash greens. I prefer them chopped, but tear them if you like. Add the other ingredients. Toss with the dressing, serve immediately. (Do not add dressing until you are ready to serve).

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