Everyday Green Salad Recipe

February 6

everyday green salad
I wanted to call this my everyday green salad because it’s not unusual for us to eat it 4-5 times a week. To me, it’s the easiest, go-to salad that goes with almost anything. I always have the ingredients on hand and it’s a no-brainer side dish to many of our meals. I hesitated putting it up here because it’s so simple but then I remembered that it wasn’t so long ago that I always looked to recipes that I found on the internet to make salad dressings. In fact, when I’m looking for some new inspiration, I still do. Another perk is that my boyfriend still doesn’t know how to make it so instead of having to walk him through it every time, he can just look it up here (woohoo!).
everyday green salad dressing
everyday green salad
Because I make this so often, it felt really strange to measure out all of the ingredients. I usually just eye everything up in the bowl and adjust as needed. I also don’t make it the same way every time. I’ve subbed maple syrup for the honey and all types of acid for the white wine vinegar (including red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar and lemon). So, if you don’t have the exact ingredients, feel free to play around. As long as you keep the proportions the same it should be well-balanced! The same goes for the salad. Avocado, radish, cherry tomatoes and cucumber are pretty standard around here but you can easily add different nuts or seeds (sunflower seeds, toasted chopped almonds, walnuts) or different vegetables (grated carrot, scallions, finely chopped red onion, steamed and cooled potatoes). We’ve even added some tuna or hardboiled egg to the salad to make it a full, light meal. All you want is crunch and a bit of variety with every bite, the dressing will compliment it all!
everyday green salad
everyday green salad

Everyday Green Salad Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes

serves 2 as a side salad

Everyday Green Salad Recipe

You can easily swap out other acids for the white wine vinegar (including apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar or lemon. You can also swap maple syrup for the honey.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise
a few grinds of salt and pepper
a small handful of fresh parsley (about 1/4 cup), finely chopped
5 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 large avocado, diced
1 small head (4-5 cups) of lettuce, roughly chopped
a couple of handfuls of micro greens or pea shoots

Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Toss all ingredients with dressing and serve immediately.


Everyday Green Salad was last modified: February 6, 2015 by My Second Breakfast

4 thoughts on “Everyday Green Salad Recipe

  1. Sami,
    Once again, you have outdone yourself.. Between the Verenikas, the bagel french toast & a yummy salad dressing, I will be very busy trying them all. Can’t wait to taste the french toast….sounds so good. Your pictures, and the way you write about all of your resipes, are beautiful and fun to read… You make me so proud!!!!

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