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The Best Italian Green Salad with Homemade Dressing
The Best Italian Green Salad with Homemade Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Our family's Italian green salad is the best!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian dressing, tossed salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 55 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
  • 9 ounces lettuce (butter lettuce, romaine or a combination)
  • white bottoms of 2 green onions (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • scant 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Use a pre-washed bag of lettuce or, if starting with a head of lettuce, make sure the leaves are rinsed and dried. Place your lettuce in a large bowl.
  2. If using the white part of the green onions, rinse the green onions, snip off the root end and slice the white part of the onion thinly. Add the white onion slices to your salad.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients one at a time and toss with two spoons to mix well.
  4. Serve immediately and finish leftovers within an hour or so. Leftover salad will get soggy, but keep it refrigerated if saving it.
Recipe Notes

If you want to make extra dressing and store it separately, it will keep well in a covered container at room temperature. (If you refrigerate it, the oil will solidify and separate from the vinegar.)

Nutrition Facts
The Best Italian Green Salad with Homemade Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.