13 April, 2020
Best Easy Italian Green Salad
Posted in : SALADS
by : Admin
This Best Easy Italian Green Salad is my go-to when I crave an easy, nutritious side that complements just about any pasta dish or is great on its own as a light meal.
6 cups lettuce
1/3 cup mini pepperonis OR regular pepperonis, quartered
1/2 cup mozzarella cubed, or cheese sticks chopped
1/2-1 cup garlic croutons
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons salted sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper or to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes
Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover and shake until blended. Set aside until ready to use.
In a large bowl toss together lettuce, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, cucumbers, and sunflower seeds.
Just before serving, give the dressing a good shake, then pour over salad and toss. Serve immediately.