Basic Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing


  • Ingredients for the salad:
  • 8 cups dark leafy greens
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced or diced
  • Handful of chopped nuts or seeds
  • Ingredients for the vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons oil of choice (extra-virgin olive oil, avocado, walnut, pumpkin seed, pistachio, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar of choice (red wine, white wine, unseasoned rice, Balsamic, apple cider, raspberry, etc.) Can substitute with fresh lemon or lime juice.
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional dressing ingredients for added flavor:
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Step 1

Whisk the oil and the vinegar together until combined. Add the salt and pepper and any optional ingredients, as desired, and whisk together.

Step 2

Divide the salad greens among 4 plates, add the avocado and nuts and drizzle 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette to each salad.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 cups salad, 1 tablespoon dressing):: Calories 190, Fat 18 g, saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 5 g, Protein 2 g, carbohydrate 7 g, Sodium 150 mg

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