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Mixed greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette

By sbeck32

Nice and light summer salad

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  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup seasonal fruit
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4c balsamic vinegar
  • 1c extra virgin olive oil
  • tbsp sugar
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


Servings 3
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

mix the vinegar, sugar, lemon juice and salt while gradually adding the olive oil. Once emulsified, add salt and pepper to taste

Step 2

Toss the greens in a small amount of dressing with your fingers to test the amount of oil coating the leaves - should not be heavy

Step 3

Slice the cucumber into long thin strips and place as a garnish around the plate. Put the salad greens in the middle and layer the rest of the ingredients.


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