Very Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Very Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • 1 bag fresh spinach
  • 2 c. red cabbage
  • 1 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 c. or 16 oz. green beans (parboiled)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • ¾ c. shaved Parmesan cheese (for Vegans, use vegan cheese)*
  • ½ c. slivered almonds
  • 1 c. olive bread croutons
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing: Lemon Vinaigrette from http://www.garlicgold.com
  1. Cut off both ends of the greens beans.
  2. Rinse and drain.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil on the stovetop.
  4. Place green beans in pot.
  5. Boil 3-4 minutes until beans are cooked (al dente).
  6. Drain green beans and set aside.
  7. In a skillet on the stove top, over medium heat, put olive oil in pan.
  8. Add in garlic, onions and almonds.
  9. Cook until the almonds and onions are a golden brown.
  10. Add in the green beans to the pan and a quarter cup of the Parmesan cheese. Toss.
  11. Add in garlic salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  12. In a large bowl, add in spinach, red cabbage, mushrooms, croutons and the green bean mixture.
  13. Mix.
  14. Pour Garlic Gold’s Lemon Vinaigrette dressing over salad and toss well.
If you are in a jam, and can't get your bottle of Garlic Gold's Lemon Vinaigrette, you can make a similar dressing with Olive oil, several diced (or minced) garlic cloves and a ¼ c. of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Lemon Vinaigrette from GarlicGold.com

Very Green Salad with Parmesan, Olive Bread Croutons & Garlic Gold's Lemon Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Salad Croutons
  • small loaf of artisan olive bread
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. Cut several pieces of olive bread into small (one inch) cubes.
  2. On a cookie sheet, drizzle extra virgin olive oil all over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper and Parmesan (optional) over cubes.
  4. Place bread cubes in the pan.Bake in the oven at 450 degrees F until croutons are a golden, crispy brown.
  5. Place croutons aside while preparing the salad.

Serve Immediately!

This salad can be served as a meal and/or with shrimp, grilled chicken or fish.

©2011– Maryann Ridini Spencer


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