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Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette is a quick and easy side dish! In just 10 minutes you have a healthy accompaniment to any meal.


Ingredients

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For the balsamic vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

For the salad

  • 8 cups salad greens
  • ¼ cup dried cherries (or cranberries)
  • ¼ cup cheese crumbles (feta, goat, or gorgonzola)
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds (or walnuts, pecans, or pistachios)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and salt until fully combined. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving (keeps at least 2 weeks).
  2. Dress 8 cups salad greens with the desired amount of dressing; reserve the rest for future use.
  3. On each plate, place 2 cups salad greens and sprinkle with dried fruit, cheese crumbles, and nuts.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Mixed Green Salad, Salad, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Easy, Healthy, How to Make Salad Dressing