Tossed Green Salad with Italian Dressing

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This basic tossed green salad is a agreat accompaniment to Ready Spaghetti and other Italian-style dishes

Serves6 to 8



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Recipe Courseappetizer, side dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, high fiber, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrisp, herby, tangy

Type of Dishsalad


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 to 10 cups mixed greens
  • 1 tomato, cut into bite sized pieces and drained
  • 6 green onions, including some tender green tops, sliced
  • 5 or 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, sliced lengthwise, seeded, and sliced (optional)
  • Italian Dressing (recipe follows)


  1. To Make the Italian Dressing:

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

  3. To Make the Salad:

  4. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients and toss with enough dressing to coat.


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