Thursday, September 18, 2008

Assorted vegetables salad

This is a very simple and easy to make salad. You can serve it with almost anything. It's an excellent salad for pasta dishes, or you can even top it with grilled meat and serve it as an entree.

Let's get started!


1 romaine lettuce heart, washed and cut into chunks (I inch wide)
1 hand full of baby spinach leaves (washed)
3 celery stalks cut into chunks (I personally like them very thin)
1/2 carrot sliced thin
1/4 onion sliced
1/2 tomato cut into wedges
2 Tbsp. sliced green olives (You can replace this for feta cheese or any other topping)


Combine the lettuce, spinach and celery. Toss it on tray or big plate. Add the onions and carrots in layers. Put the tomato wedges around the whole plate and top with the olives.

Yield: 4 small portions.

I served it with French Dressing. It tasted really good. If you want to try it that way, here is a very good homemade recipe I got from "Cooking with Smitty's Mom" book.

1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup oil (I used canola)
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 clove garlic (small)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 onion

Place all ingredients in blender and mix well. Store in refrigerator.

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