Zesty Salad Greens with Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Served over a bed of crisp mixed greens with tasty toppings, this vinaigrette adds a touch of restaurant flair. The good news is, both the salad and dressing are simple enough to prepare in your own kitchen!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped

Directions

  • 1. Place garlic and red pepper in a food processor. Cover and process until minced. Add vinegar, Italian seasoning, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and pulse until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Process mixture until thickened.
  • 2. In a large serving bowl, combine mixed greens, cheese, red onion and eggs. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.