Looking for a delicious salad to go with your dinner? This is it! This is my favorite dinner salad – tons of fresh ingredients with a classic vinaigrette that tastes great with all types of meals – pasta, steak, or chicken.
I know this recipe comes across perhaps a little too simple but I often get a lot of requests for this salad from friends. I like to serve a “heartier” salad when I have guests over – something that tastes great and is pretty.
This is one of my favorite salad vinaigrette’s for this type of green salad. I suggest this one, but if you have a favorite, it would totally work!
A few ingredients I think that takes a salad to the next level is the cheese and the beans. We always put parmesan on our salads (married to an Italian), but in this case, I like the use provolone or a havarti and cut it into cubes. I also use white beans in this salad. Trust me on the beans…they’re so good in this salad and add extra protein!
When it comes to meal panning, making a salad large enough for two meals makes life easier. I will often make this salad for just that – simply store in the refrigerator and wait to dress it until we are ready to eat. I will say a salad will last two day in the refrigerator but after that, it might start to wilt so plan accordingly.
You can also add grilled chicken or even better, steak to this salad to make it a meal.
So next time you’re wondering what you should have for dinner or make for guests, add this very easy salad to your menu.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe on Pinterest!
- Fresh mixed greens
- ¼ of a red onion, sliced
- Handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- Handful of cubed provolone cheese (or other favorite cheese)
- Handful of white beans (any kind will do, rinse and drain them)
- Part of a cucumber, peeled then sliced.
- Your favorite vinaigrette. I like Garlic Expressions Classic Vinaigrette (see picture)
- Prepare ingredients, assemble salad. Dress right before you eat. Depending on the size of salad you are making will depend on how much of each ingredient you want to use. Add as much or as little as you would like of each ingredient.