Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

This green-themed salad is packed with healthy ingredients! Full of flavor and crunch, you'll love this Green Salad as a party or holiday food and also as a lunch favorite.

Bowl of green salad close up with fork

This morning we celebrated Christmas with a pancake breakfast and presents. This afternoon we slid around on the lake in our snow boots, built a teeny-tiny snowman and took naps. This evening brought enchiladas for dinner and Despicable Me 2, while Elijah did play-by-play commentary so that nothing is a surprise to anyone. We are cherishing our family time.

After all the delicious, comforting food, we need something healthy! This green salad is the perfect solution.

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HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY GREEN SALAD

This salad recipe is simple, green but not lacking flavor! Make it a side dish or the main event!

  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, celery, apples, green olives, cucumbers, avocados and green onions. Toss.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate both bowls until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss until coated.

RECIPE TIPS

  • Season with salt and pepper just before serving!

  • Add 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles for an extra creamy salad.

  • Capers would be a great green addition to this green salad!

Container lemon vinaigrette with salad in background

WHAT IS VINAIGRETTE DRESSING

Vinaigrette comes together as a wonderful dressing or even marinade with a simple combination of oil and an acidic ingredient such as vinegar or lemon juice. Flavor the mixture with salt, herbs and/or spices.

You have to add this Green Salad to your list of recipes to make in the new year in order to fulfill your resolutions. It is one of my faves, along with this Grape Pecan Salad, Best Chopped Salad and this Avocado Berry Salad!

SOUPS THAT WARM THE SOUL

There's nothing like a crunchy salad along with a warm bowl of soup!

  • Instant Pot Ham Bone Soup - Use your leftover ham bone to make this comforting, hearty Ham Bone Soup in your Instant Pot! Pressure cooking this meal allows you to get dinner on the table in less than an hour and it tastes like it has been simmering in a slow cooker all day long. Packed with beans, potatoes and delicious flavor!

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup - Delicious soup does not have to be difficult! This Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup tastes like the real deal, but requires half the effort. Creamy, rich, satisfying and filled with texture, this will be a great addition to your dinner rotation!

  • Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup - This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is the BEST! It is packed with flavor, it is super easy to make and it tastes like it’s been cooked low and slow all day long. Throw it together for your next family dinner OR your next big gathering.

  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup - This is the BEST Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe you will ever taste. Let your Instant Pot create a veggie-packed, cheesy, hearty and comforting dinner that everyone at the table will love. Done in just 20 minutes!

  • Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup - Make a batch of comforting Chicken Noodle Soup in the Instant Pot! Using a pressure cooker will save you time and will produce the most perfectly cooked soup you’ll ever taste.

  • Smoky Tomato Soup with Maple Candied Bacon - A simple change on a household classic, makes for a pleasant surprise! This comforting bowl of Tomato soup is filled with full-bodied tomatoes and the Maple-Candied Bacon. One bite of this hearty meal with just a touch of sweetness will make you want

  • Butternut Squash Soup - This is the perfect, most delicious way to use up butternut squash in the fall! Butternut Squash Soup is creamy, packed with comforting flavor and super easy to prepare. Great dinner option any night of the week!

Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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prep time: 10 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 15 M
This green-themed salad is packed with healthy ingredients! Full of flavor and crunch, you'll love this Green Salad as a party or holiday food and also as a lunch favorite.

ingredients:

  • 4 cups each romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce, rinsed and broken into small pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup green olives, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

instructions:

How to cook Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, celery, apples, green olives, cucumbers, avocados and green onions. Toss.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate both bowls until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss until coated.

NOTES:

Season with salt and pepper just before serving! Add 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles for an extra creamy salad. Capers would be a great green addition to this green salad!

Calories

238.28

Fat (grams)

18.65

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.60

Carbs (grams)

18.85

Fiber (grams)

6.08

Net carbs

12.78

Sugar (grams)

10.95

Protein (grams)

2.11

Sodium (milligrams)

508.01

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
olives, celery, lettuce, leafy, granny smith
Salad
American
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