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Quick Tossed Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Recipe

Quick Tossed Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Recipe

Salad's never been speedier than this! Gather up a few greens and vegetables, then make your own dressing by mixing together a mere five ingredients you most likely have right on hand.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • Romaine or other lettuce
  • Tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumber, olives and/or other vegetables of choice
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; shake well. In a large bowl, combine lettuce and vegetables. Add the dressing and Parmesan cheese if desired; toss to coat. Yield: 1/2 cup dressing.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 142 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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Rockamama User ID: 1263362 48222
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"I agree, this was just okay. Seems like it's called "Italian salad" only because of the 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning! I would add some sliced pepperoncini."

Swtbby User ID: 5624547 15835
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"The salad was good, but the dressing was just okay. I would make it again, but it's not my absolute favorite."

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