This is my everyday salad recipe — perfect for serving as a side salad or main dish. And it’s keto, paleo, vegan and whole30. This simple and easy salad is also perfect for serving to a crowd! Everyone will love this!
I make this green salad in my home almost every day. This is definitely going into the regular rotation all summer long. Since I was a little girl I remember liking salads.
This easy homemade salad is 100% customizable with whatever ingredients you love best. So feel free to get creative and clean out the fridge and make this recipe your own! And if you feel like adding in some extra protein (such as chicken, steak, shrimp), this side salad can easily transform into a hearty entree or main dish too.
A quick, refreshing, and delicious salad with a light homemade vinaigrette dressing! I always prefer homemade vinaigrette dressing. It is so easy to make your own low carb, keto salad dressings. This low carb vinaigrette dressing comes together in a matter of minutes and has far cleaner ingredients than anything you are going to find in your local grocery store.
What do you need to make this easy homemade salad
Tomatoes (Any kind of fresh tomatoes would be great)
For Vinaigrette dressing:
Olive oil: Extra virgin for the win!
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard: Even if you’re iffy about mustard, trust me — it’s not overpowering here and instead really just rounds the flavors out.
Italian Seasoning. Store-bought or homemade
Garlic: I prefer to use fresh garlic, but you can also sub in garlic powder in a pinch.
Sea salt: Definitely give the dressing a taste and add more if you’d like.
Freshly-cracked black pepper: I’m a pepper nut, and like plenty in my dressing and also lots cracked on top.
How to make an easy homemade salad
To make this Italian salad recipe, simply…
Make your dressing: Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Or — my preferred method — just add them to a mason jar and shake-shake-shake until the dressing is ready to go.
Mix the salad: Then combine all of your salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle evenly with the dressing and toss until combined.
Serve! And serve it up right away while it’s nice and fresh!
Hope that you all enjoy this easy homemade salad with a vinaigrette dressing as much as my family does.
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 204 | Total Fat 19 g 29 % | Cholesterol 0 mg 0 % | Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2 % | Protein 2 g 4 %