Today’s post is my everyday salad recipe with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette! It’s out of this world delicious and colorful too!
This is my go-to salad for a quick and healthy lunch or as an easy side to dinner! The salad is easy to assemble, and the fresh vegetables can be prepped ahead of time, which is a win-win!
This fully loaded vegetable salad requires a total of 6 ingredients, and you can use any veggies you like! The ones I use pair lovely with the homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
The dressing is also simple, fresh, and flavorful! It requires only 6 ingredients, and leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator throughout the week!
For added nutrients, protein and healthy fats, add any toppings you like! My go-to are chickpea croutons, hemp seeds, and avocado!
This salad is also perfect for when you’re on-the-go and can packs well for traveling by car or plane! I hope you all love this salad and the homemade balsamic vinaigrette!
Until next time friends, Namaste. ♥
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Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
A healthy and delicious salad with fresh vegetables, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette!
- head red leaf lettuce
- 1 carrot peeled and grated
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut into halves
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 1/4 red onion chopped
- 1 yellow pepper chopped
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp raw or vegan honey
- 1 tbsp shallot minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chickpea croutons
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
Salad Assemble Instructions:
Prep all ingredients for the salad (clean, chop, dice, etc.) and grab desired amounts of each to a bowl. Top with the homemade balsamic vinaigrette and any additional toppings and enjoy!
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Instructions:
All ingredients in a bowl and whisk together, or add to a vinaigrette shaker or mason jar and shake vigourously until mixed.