Classic Mixed Green Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

The dressing is a classic vinaigrette dressing that can be used again and again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. to Make Vinaigrette:.
  2. In medium bowl whisk all the ingredients except the oil until mixed. Gradually whisk in the oil until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, cover the onion with iced water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well. (Soaking the onion removes the sharp bit).
  4. In a large bowl, place the lettuce, drained onions, tomato and cucumber and add the dressing a little at a time, tossing gently and thoroughly until all the vegetables are evenly coated. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately on chilled salad plates.
Most Helpful

This dressing is good but I changed it a little and made it GREAT for our tastes. 3/4 cup olive oil is too much for us tastes so I only put in 1/2 a cup. I added more salt and pepper than it says. I could have done without the brown sugar but I added it because my wife likes things a little sweet. I also added more garlic but we are garlic lovers. We served it over a plain salad of mixed greens with grilled chicken and it was awesome.

buggcane June 15, 2011

Good vinaigrette!!Added some green olives and green pepper to the salad!!Thanks for the recipe.

Charmy August 24, 2009

This was a really nice salad. DH and I made it for lunch today. DH said he wished the vinaigrette had just a little more zing to it and he could not taste the balsamic and the garlic too much. I think it will be just a matter of playing around with the proportions of ingredients to suit our taste. All in all, we enjoyed our lunch. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny March 14, 2009