Super Simple Side Salad

Super Simple Side Salad

This side salad is an elegant and colorful accompaniment to a holiday meal or dinner party.

12 Ounces Of Green Leaf Or Romaine Lettuce Cut Into About Two Inch Squares (Rinsed And Dried)

A Tablespoon Of Dijon Mustard

A Tablespoon Of Balsamic Vinegar

Three Tablespoons Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Sun Dried Tomatoes (As Much As You Want To Add)

Crumbled Blue Cheese (As Much As You Want To Add)

Bacon Bits (As Much As You Want To Add)

Into a salad bowl, add the mustard and the vinegar. Whisk these two ingredients until smooth.  While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue to whisk until the dressing is well blended and thickened slightly. Taste and add sea salt and ground black pepper, as needed.

Season the lettuce leaves with sea salt and ground black pepper. Add the seasoned lettuce to the salad bowl with the dressing. Gently toss until all of the lettuce leaves are coated with the dressing and begin to wilt slightly.

Top this salad with crumbled blue cheese, bacon bits, and/or sun dried tomatoes.