Everyday Salad

Pair this salad with anything and everything!

My mom would make this salad every night with dinner. Even on pizza night, each of my siblings and I would get a small saucer of salad. My favorite part was the olives! And that was possibly the only reason my dad would eat it ;) Very simply it includes lettuce, red pepper, carrots and green onions. Finished with olives and avocado and a homemade italian dressing. Sometimes she would change it up with a vinaigrette but I always liked the italian the best! Make it a meal and add protein or have it as a side with your favorite dinner!

Makes 3 medium salads


4 cups green or red leaf lettuce (or your preference)

1 red bell pepper

1 bunch of green onions

15 baby carrots

10 pimento olives

Half an avocado

Italian dressing - makes about 1 cup

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp water

1 tsp honey

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried basil

½ tsp dried oregano

Pepper to taste


1. Chop vegetables to your size preference (I like small) - stack lettuce leaves and chop, cut the bell pepper in strips and then cube. Line up a couple carrots and cut into rounds. Cut the whites of the green onions (can add more of the green if you prefer).

2. Make the dressing. Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake to combine.

3. Add the avocado (cubes) and olives to the bowl and pour over dressing. Mix to combine and serve.