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Vegetable Salad with Lettuce

Vegetable Salad with Lettuce - This beautiful green simple salad is made with fresh sugar snap peas, green beans, English cucumber and dressed in a simple vinaigrette. This is the perfect Spring or Summer salad to serve to your family and friends. Simple salads do not have to be boring. Challenge yourself to take your salad game to the next level by adding other varieties of veggies.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner salad, spring salad, summer salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 32 kcal
Author CookingwithBliss

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch green leaf lettuce or your lettuce of choice
  • 1/2 english cucumber largely chopped
  • 4 oz fresh sugar snap peas
  • 4 oz fresh green beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries optional

Instructions

  1. Fill a pot half way with water and place on stove to boil water.  Meanwhile,

    Wash, drain, and dry lettuce using salad spinner. Chop lettuce. Set aside.

    Wash sugar snap and green beans, cut tips off each end if necessary. Set aside

  2. Prepare an ice bath, by placing ice in a medium to large bowl and add water until half way full.  Set aside.
  3. When water starts to boil, add sugar snap beans and green beans to boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.  DO NOT OVERCOOK.  The veggies should still be crisp, vibrant green but tender.  Remove from heat and place in ice bath to stop the cooking process.  Remove veggies from ice bath and place on a clean dish towel or paper towels and blot dry.

  4. In a salad bowl, add chopped lettuce and remaining veggies.  Season to your taste with salt and pepper and toss.  Garish and lightly dress salad with simple vinaigrette.

Simple Vinaigrette

  1. 1 - small to medium garlic clove minced

    1/2 tsp - diced shallot

    1 tbsp - rice vinegar

    2 tbsp - extra virgin olive oil

    Season to taste with salt and pepper

Recipe Notes

**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Salad with Lettuce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 23.4mg28%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.