Straight-A Salad Recipe
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Straight-A Salad Recipe

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This colorful salad gets a gold star for versatility-it's ideal with most any entree. Plus, its mild mustard vinaigrette comes together in mere minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown or horseradish mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons pepper
  • 6 cups torn salad greens
  • Tomato wedges and cucumber slices

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 148 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. For dressing, combine the first six ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. In a salad bowl, combine the greens, tomato and cucumber; add dressing and toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings (3/4 cup dressing).
Originally published as Straight-A Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p62

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