Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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Every Day Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh veggies, simple to make, healthy, and super tasty! It’s my go-to salad for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner! It’s easy to assemble, and the fresh veggies can be prepped ahead of time, which is a win-win!

Every Day Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • Salad Ingredients: red leaf lettuce, carrot, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, yellow bell pepper.
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients: balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil, honey, shallot, and salt and pepper.

This salad requires a total of 6 different veggies, but you can use any veggies you like! The ones I used, paired nicely with the homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

The balsamic vinaigrette is also easy to make, delicious, and fresh! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week.  For extra flavor and nutrients, I chickpea croutons, hemp seeds, and avocado. Feel free to use any extra toppings that you have on hand.

This salad is perfect for when you’re on-the-go and packs well for traveling by car or plane! I hope you all love this salad and this homemade balsamic vinaigrette! Enjoy! ♥

Every Day Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Need more on-the-go salad recipe ideas? Be sure to check out some of our other favorites: Winter Salad with Tahini Dressing or our Red Quinoa and Kale Salad with a Lemony Vinaigrette.

If you make this recipe, please share feedback and leave a rating (below). This helps our readers and us. – Thanks! xx Jake & Tracey 

Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This Everyday Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette is loaded with fresh veggies making it super healthy and tasty!
Every Day Colorful Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yields 2
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cup red leaf lettuce
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut into halves
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • ¼ red onion chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup chickpea croutons options
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 avocado sliced
Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp shallot minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  • Assemble Salad.
    Prep all ingredients for the salad (clean, chop, dice, etc.) and grab desired amounts of each to add to a bowl. Top with the homemade balsamic vinaigrette, and enjoy!
  • Make Balsamic Vinaigrette.
    Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together, or add to a vinaigrette shaker or mason jar and shake vigorously until mixed. 
    1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp shallot, salt and pepper to taste
Course: Lunch, Salads
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Diet: Vegetarian
Nutrition Facts
Serving1gCalories506.25kcalCarbohydrates29.01gProtein6.31gFat42.53gSaturated Fat5.51gPolyunsaturated Fat5.49gMonounsaturated Fat25.04gSodium160.72mgPotassium670.95mgFiber7.41gSugar13.59gVitamin A4426.96IUVitamin C69.2mgCalcium57.03mgIron2.55mg
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