This light, refreshing salad recipe includes cucumbers, tomatoes and red peppers topped with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. The best thing about this salad? It’s so versatile! For a springtime twist, trade lettuce for a mix of in-season greens like spinach, watercress, or even dandelion greens. Toss in your favorite seasonal spring veggies, like artichokes, asparagus, beets, peas and radishes.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 (Yields 1½ cups of dressing)
Build your own vinaigrette to complement the flavors of the fresh vegetables you’ve chosen. Start with this simple, delicious vinaigrette base and experiment with delicious additions to find a combination you’ll love.
Optional vinaigrette additions
Step 1: Mix the Vinaigrette
Combine all base ingredients in a Mason jar and shake to emulsify. Add optional additions, to taste, and shake again to mix thoroughly.
Step 2: Build the Salad
Lay greens on a platter. Place each salad ingredient separately to create a striking combination of colors and textures.
Step 3: Mix and Serve
When ready to serve, toss veggies to thoroughly mix. Plate the salad, and pass vinaigrette around so everyone can drizzle the desired amount onto individual salad servings.
Source: Sharp Health News
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