Mixed Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here's a classic greens salad with vinaigrette. Check out the variation tips for making three other great tasting salads.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Salad
1
bag (10 ounces) mixed baby greens or Italian-blend salad greens
1
avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
1/3
cup pistachio nuts
1/4
cup dried cranberries
  1. In small bowl, beat all Balsamic Vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk until smooth.
  2. In serving bowl, toss vinaigrette and all Salad ingredients just before serving.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To toast nuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant. Watch carefully because nuts brown quickly. Or cook nuts in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant.
Variation
Toss 2 cups quartered strawberries, 1 package (4 ounces) goat cheese crumbles and 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted with greens and vinaigrette.
Variation
Toss 1 medium green apple, chopped (1 cup), 4 ounces Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup), and 1/3 cup toasted walnuts with greens and vinaigrette.
Variation
Toss 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced, 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half and 1/3 cup finely sliced purple onion with greens and vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 235
    • (Calories from Fat 125),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.