Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing


Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Tips for success: Use the salad dressing as a base, using different vinegars will give you different dressing. Vinegars: white wine, sherry, white, red wine, white balsamic, rice vinegar and champagne.
Course Salad
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 persons
Calories 121kcal


  • Food blender
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Dry measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Large bowl


Balsamic Dressing: makes 1 cup, 81 calories per serving

  • 4 small shallots chopped medium
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped medium
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • 10 oz. salad greens romaine, spring mix, arugula, kale etc.
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons low fat cheese feta, shredded jack cheese, shredded colby jack


  • Turn on the heat to medium-high in a small skillet add the shallots, garlic and water, cook for 6 minutes, mixture will boil and soften vegetables. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
  • In a mason jar or medium bowl add the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and black pepper, place the top on jar and shake 12 times. Add the olive oil, place the top on and shake 12 times. Keep dressing in an air tight container for 2 weeks.
  • In a bowl toss the salad greens, kosher salt and black pepper.
  • For meal prep add 5 oz. salad greens and 2 oz. cherry tomatoes, 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve with 1 oz. of balsamic dressing.


Calories: 121kcal

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