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Simple Green Salad
Simple Green Salad
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Tender herbs, crunchy veggies and spicy vinaigrette give this easy-to-assemble salad tons of fresh flavor. It has all of the colors of the rainbow!


  • Vinaigrette

    • 1 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup minced red onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced Thai chili
    • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Salad

    • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup Persian cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
    • 1/8 cup fennel bulb, cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
    • 1/4 cup green and yellow wax beans, blanched and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1/8 cup orange pepper, cut into 1-inch long sticks
    • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced red finger chiles
    • 5 oil cured olives, pitted and halved
    • 3 mint leaves, thinly sliced into ribbons
    • 3 basil leaves, thinly sliced into ribbons
    • 4 tablespoons vinaigrette (recipe above)
    • Freshly ground black pepper


For the vinaigrette:

In a container, mix all the ingredients well. Cover and reserve until ready to use.

For the salad:

In a small bowl, arrange ingredients in the order listed.

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