A garden salad is a fresh alternative to fast food. It is a great tasting way to start eating a healthier diet. Make a garden salad with just a few simple ingredients and the following steps.
Things You'll Need
- Various salad greens
- Olive oil
- Various spices
Wash the greens carefully, making sure not to bruise them. Dry them by placing them on folded paper towels. Put the washed and dried greens in a large bowl.
Cut up the tomatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli and cucumbers. Place these in the bowl as well.
Make croutons. Cut slices of day-old bread into ½-inch cubes. Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a skillet, adding a little bit of oil. Add various seasonings and the bread cubes. Fry until light brown in color.
Add the croutons to the greens and vegetables. Drizzle a light salad dressing over the garden greens, vegetables and homemade croutons.
Toss the salad lightly to cover the entire garden salad with the dressing.
Tips & Warnings
- Try making a homemade dressing using a little olive oil, vinegar and spices that complement the salad.
- Store-bought croutons work just as well as homemade croutons.
- Be creative with the salad. Just because it's healthy, doesn't mean it has to be boring.
- Instead of iceberg lettuce, try substituting romaine lettuce or spinach.
- Be careful when handling the salad greens. They can bruise easily.
- Always exercise caution when handling a sharp knife.
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