Jenny's colorful everyday vegetarian salad recipe in a stainless steel bowl

Jenny’s Everyday Salad Recipe

Though it’s technically fall, I’m still holding on to summertime with both hands. And here in Minnesota, our trees are kinda doing the same thing! They are still 99 percent green. Say what? So then, to mark the end of the summer and the beauty of the harvest moon, let us celebrate with Jenny’s everyday salad recipe, because it’s still blooming in full color.

This salad is a vegetarian dream. There’s a little bit of everything healthy going on here. It’s a great salad for guests because you can get creative and customize as you plate it, and it’s a showstopper. Vegan is Jenny’s jam, but for me, gimme a side of animal protein too please. Fortunately, this green salad works both ways. It stands alone beautifully but would pair with just about anything. One of Jenny’s secret salad ingredients is in her kitchen equipment. She uses this awesome chopper to make easy and fast work out of what could be a very time-consuming task. It’s available on Amazon, and it’s an investment but I saw it in action and I ordered one very similar. (affiliate links below) I am listing 3 that get great reviews. There is something about chopping that I dread, so this definitely makes it more fun.😁

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper

Mueller Pro Vegetable Chopper

PL8 Professional Vegetable Chopper

Okay, let’s get started. Here’s what you will need for the salad dressing:

Dressing Ingredients

Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Garlic
Mandarin oranges
Salt and Pepper

Everyday Salad Ingredients

Salad Ingredients
Romaine Lettuce
Red Onions
Red, Yellow and Orange Peppers
Cucumbers
Carrots
Feta
Pecans

More Ingredient Ideas for your Salad

This salad is so easy to customize. Below are additional ideas to make it your own:

Nuts
Pistachios
Walnuts
Cashews
Dried Cranberries

Cheese
Blue Cheese
Cheddar Cheese
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Goat Cheese

Veggies
Avocado
Broccoli
Jicama
Tomatoes

Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Black Beans
Northern White Beans

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Jenny’s Salad

  • Author: cindy munson

Description

Here’s a delicious salad, that is just beautiful, perfect on its own for hosting friends, complementing a dinner with the family, or for your very own daily dose of vegetables.


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Ingredients

Dressing
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon juice of one plastic container of mandarin oranges
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Salad
Your choice of:
Lettuce
Vegetables
Nuts


Instructions

Dressing
Whisk first 4 dressing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper.

Salad
Choose what you love and take advantage of what is in season. Customize the salad, using your favorite lettuce, vegetables, and nuts. Ideas might include spinach, arugula or spring mix. Add sliced red onion, peppers, broccoli, and carrots. Gently fold in tomatoes and mandarin orange slices. and cheese of your choice. Top with pecans, Craisins, beets, and cheese of your choice.


Notes

Store dressing and salad ingredients separately in the refrigerator so you can enjoy all week long.

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I hope you will make this delicious salad to enjoy for yourself, or make for your next gathering with friends! If you do, please let me know in the comment box below. And if you share a picture, by all means, please tag me @bebraveand bloom or #bloomwithwellness.

Wishing you wonderful FALL days ahead,
xo,
Cindy

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