Mixed greens salad with lemon dressing


I was looking for a very simple salad dressing recipe which was healthy and didn’t have things like mayo, vinegar etc. Something you can quickly whip up at home with minimum ingredients. I then saw this simple salad dressing on Giada’s show on food network. She made a salad of English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, dill and Feta cheese and this yummy lemon and olive oil dressing. I have adapted the same recipe for the dressing but with different veggies.

The photo doesn’t do too much justice to the recipe as it was taken with my phone camera 🙂

Ingredients : Serves 2

Store bought mixed greens like baby spinach, arugula, water cress.  1/2 a pack

Sunflowers seeds or pine nuts 1-2 tablespoons

Dried cranberries 1 tablespoon

Lemon rind 1/2 teaspoon (Use a lemon and not a lime)

1/2 of a juice of lemon

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1/2 red pepper cut into thin strips

1/2 yellow pepper cut into thin strips

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salt to taste

Grate the lemon till you get 1/2 teaspoon of lemon rind into a bowl. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon. Add salt and pepper.

Add the olive oil while whisking the mixture.

Just before serving, mix the greens, peppers, cranberries and seeds and pour the vinaigrette on top and toss the salad well.

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