Introducing my old fashioned garden salad! Yes, you can do this every day with these vegetables always on hand. Sometimes I sprinkle with parsley.
Garden Salad has no rules. Any vegetable or veggie is fine, but it’s all tied together with a classic, easy salad dressing.Make this yours!
My Garden Salad
I usually write introductions for the recipes I share.
I wish I could say this salad was just made in my garden with fresh organic vegetables. I think. I want to tell you that it holds a special place in my heart because it was the only salad my hard working mother was able to make when I was growing up. , a classic, an original, a real garden salad.
But I don’t have anything. There is no authority on the matter, no sentimental backstory. This is a basic everyday salad that I “always” make. That’s just because it’s made with the most common vegetables that always seem to be in your shopping basket every week.
I’m sure you’ll make a salad similar to most homes in this country. Garden Salad: Great Leveler!
What goes in my Garden Salad
That said, here are some typical things to put in a garden salad:
I won’t lie. Iceberg lettuce isn’t always in your shopping cart these days. However, even as fashionable as a giant hairspray perm, it’s crunchy, sweet, and frankly pretty delicious, so the season is pretty regular. Contains vegetables.
Garden Salad Dressing
The dressing I use is my basic salad dressing. 1 part vinegar and his 3 parts olive oil are thickened and emulsified with Dijon mustard to stick to the salad. Season with salt and pepper only.
Garlic, Lemon Peel, Dry or Fresh Herbs, and all sorts of additional flavor options are available if you want to enhance your Garden Salad. And I’ve listed some suggestions in my recipe notes.