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Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings (1/2 cup vinaigrette)

For an Italian twist on salad, I mix greens with red onion, mushrooms, olives, pepperoncini, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Add tomatoes and carrots if you like. —Deborah Loop, Clinton Township, Michigan
Italian Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup assorted olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 8 pepperoncini
  • Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes, shredded carrots and grated Parmesan cheese
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; toss lightly. If desired, add toppings.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Serve with salad.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 109 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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