Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

Mark Bittman


  1. Make the vinaigrette: combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a blender; turn the machine on; a creamy emulsion will form within 30 seconds; taste and add more vinegar a teaspoon at a time until the balance tastes right to you.
  2. Add in the garlic clove and turn the machine on and off a few times until the garlic is minced within the dressing; taste again and adjust seasoning.
  3. Make the salad: combine the vegetables and the lettuce in a bowl; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper; toss.
  4. Drizzle with ½ cup vinaigrette; toss again, taste and adjust seasoning; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Although this salad looks quite common on paper, it's way more than that when it's served up. I experimented abit using both apple cider vinegar & balsamic vinegar. Used ground kosher salt & crushed pepper which helped blended the flavours together nicely. I also found it made a big difference for us once I sprinkled the salad, as written, with abit of salt/pepper. This will be one of our regular salad recipes, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 August 21, 2009