House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Have you ever been to a restaurant only to find yourself wanting to eat just their House Salad? Why are House Salads always a side dish anyway? Why do I get the funny look when I order the House Salad as my main course? (Note to the waiter: I’m not trying to be cheap and I’m not on some really weird diet. I just LOVE your House Salad.  There’s nothing else i want to order from your menu.)

This House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of those salads; the kind of salad you want a second, third, and even a fourth helping of.  It’s my ‘go-to’ salad; the salad I always make when I need a side of vegetables with my meals. It comes together in a short 5 minutes with a homemade balsamic and olive oil vinaigrette (so it’s very fresh, simple and straightforward).

A House Salad is not only for restaurants (and certainly not just a side dish) but also something every home should have.

The House Salad with Balsalmic Vinaigrette

2017-12-19
: 5
: 5 min
: Easy

A fresh, simple and straightforward salad. A House Salad is not only for restaurants but also something every home should have.

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Ingredients
  • SALAD INGREDIENTS:
  • Mixed greens (approx 200g)
  • 1 sweet paprika, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 stalks scallion, finely chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional for serving)
  • DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a few generous grinds of fresh black pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Add the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl/platter.
  • Step 2 Sprinkle dressing ingredients directly onto the greens.
  • Step 3 Gently toss.
  • Step 4 Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top before serving (if using).