Simple Garden Salad

Simple Garden Salad

This week, I have been making Summer salads that is loved by my family, especially my boys. I am very thankful that I don’t have to struggle to make my boys eat their vegetables. In fact, my problem is the other way and I have to remind them to leave the vegetables aside for a while and eat some Carbs. One of their ever favorite way to eat their vegetables is this Simple Garden Salad.

I have made several salads in the past like this lentil salad which is high in protein or this simple corn salad which is great as a snack. In spite of making salads routinely at home, I still find my boys always enjoying the simple garden salad that they serve as a side in many restaurants. They really enjoy the salad bar in pizza hut or cici’s pizza and that is what gave me the idea to blog about this simple salad.


This is basically just a toss everything together salad. I many times use just the store bought salad dressings or sometimes make my own. If you are looking to make some simple salad dressing, try this red wine vinaigrette or this Tahini vinaigrette. This is a great salad for summer as it involves no cooking. Use a bag of basic salad with lettuce, carrot and cabbage or shred your own. Add in the rest of the assorted vegetables that you are using and top with croutons and cheese.

I am hosting Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event this week and the theme for this month is Summer Salads. You can find the event announcement and rules to participate in the event in my Event Post.

If you are looking for more salad recipes –

Barley Cucumber Salad

Farro Salad

Buttered Sweet Corn Salad

Esquites

French Green lentil Salad

Carrot Bell Pepper Salad

Kachumber

Simple Garden Salad

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – none
Difficulty level – Easy

Ingredients to make Simple Garden Salad – Serves 4

  • Lettuce or basic salad mix – 4 cups
  • Red onion – 1/4 cup (thinly sliced)
  • Cucumber – 15 thin slices
  • Cherry tomatoes – 15
  • Croutons – few
  • Salad dressing – as per your taste

Procedure to make Simple Garden Salad –

  • If starting with a whole head of lettuce, shred them into bite size pieces. I used a bag of chopped salad, that had a mix of lettuce, carrot and purple cabbage.
  • Measure out about 4 cups of the lettuce mix into a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables to the mix. You could also use broccoli, bell pepper along with cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Add your choice of salad dressing and mix well. I used store bought creamy Vidalia onion dressing this time.
  • Top with croutons and serve immediately. I also add shredded cheese at times.

Simple Garden Salad

Simple Garden Salad
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Simple Garden Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Garden salad, Picnic Salad, Salad, Summer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Lettuce or basic salad mix - 4 cups
  • Red onion - 1/4 cup thinly sliced
  • Cucumber - 15 thin slices
  • Cherry tomatoes - 15
  • Croutons - few

Instructions

  1. If starting with a whole head of lettuce, shred them into bite size pieces. I used a bag of chopped salad, that had a mix of lettuce, carrot and purple cabbage.
  2. Measure out about 4 cups of the lettuce mix into a large bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables to the mix. You could also use broccoli, bell pepper along with cucumbers and tomatoes.
  4. Add your choice of salad dressing and mix well. I used store bought creamy Vidalia onion dressing this time.
  5. Top with croutons and serve immediately. I also add shredded cheese at times.

Kid’s Delight event, is guest hosted by Sandhya, themed on Summer Salads

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11 thoughts on “Simple Garden Salad

  1. This is a fantastic salad Sandhya and you have a good problem on hand and you shouldn’t be worrying. Since I am not a big fan of salads myself, I don’t find it surprising that my kids are not big into veggies. However, I so enjoyed all your salads this week and you showed how easily we can get the simple ones out. Will surely recreate these in my kitchen!

  2. Nothing can beat this sort of simple salads, i love adding croutons in my salads as well. They brings the crusty texture to these sort of salads. Lovely summer friendly salad there.

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