This is one of the most simple garden salad recipes. It combines colorful ingredients like salad leaves, onion, black olives and tomatoes with a Dijon, parmesan and parsley dressing for a mouthwatering flavor and plenty of texture.
The parsley, mustard and Dijon work nicely together in the extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing and the result is piquant and very tasty.
The salad itself is simple to prepare and all you need to do is toss everything together. Make sure the salad ingredients are sliced or chopped up quite small. A good salad should be in bite-size pieces so you only need a fork to enjoy it, not a knife too.
Most garden salad recipes are very healthy and they are attractive too with their riot of colors. If you want to get extra vitamin C from your garden salad, include plenty of cucumber, sprouted beans and tomatoes.
To make this garden salad more filling you can add some croutons or a protein source like chicken, shrimp or turkey. Smoked poultry is nice here or you can add some cubes of cheddar.
Pick out sharp cheddar for mouthwatering results. The parmesan in the dressing will be nice with the cheddar cheese in the salad.
You could even leave the parmesan out of the dressing and serve the salad with shaved parmesan curls on it instead; that would also be a good serving suggestion. Make this salad your own by adding whatever salad ingredients you fancy.