Healthy and Simple Green Salad with Shake and Pour Vinaigrette in a Jar Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

This salad is the perfect meal-starter for filling up on vegetables. The almonds give a nice crunch, and you can doctor it with sliced hard-boiled eggs or boiled potatoes for a riff on a traditional Nicoise Salad, (which is what I did after I took the photo).

Make it a meal by adding even more summer produce. Corn and tomatoes will soon be in season, and I’ll probably shave an entire cob onto the greens. Until then, I’m content to enjoy a well-dressed salad for a healthy, light meal.

Prep Details

Servings: 2-4


Shake and Pour Vinaigrette in a Jar

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp vinegar, apple cider, red wine, and white wine vinegar all work well

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Pinch of sea salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 large bunch lettuce, washed and torn into 2-inch pieces

2 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted

1 handful basil leaves, cut into thin strips

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Optional add-ons

Sliced hard-boiled eggs

Boiled potatoes

Halved tomatoes

Shaved corn


  Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

To Make Dressing:

Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake until emulsified. Use immediately after shaking. To re-emulsify, simply shake and pour.

To Make Salad:

Place the lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the dressing over the leaves and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add more dressing if necessary. Garnish with toasted almonds.