Italian Basil Salad

Italian Basil Salad Recipe

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Melissa Baldan


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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10 Min


  • 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)

How to Make Italian Basil Salad


  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

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About Italian Basil Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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