side salad with balsamic vinaigrette
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5 from 4 votes

Everyday Side Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is my essential, everyday side salad—the side that goes with absolutely everything—and a mainstay on my dinner table.
Prep Time7 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic vinaigrette recipe, easy side salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Andie Mitchell


Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • .125 tsp salt
  • .125 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce ,
  • .5 medium sliced1 roma tomato chopped
  • 1 carrot medium
  • .25 medium red onion grated
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar (start with 1 ½ tablespoons vinegar and add more—up to another 1/2 tablespoon) if desired), oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss all the veggies. Cover and refrigerate if not serving right away. When you’re ready to serve, toss the veggies gently with the vinaigrette.


1 serving salad with vinaigrette (1/4 of entire recipe): 1 WW Freestyle point
1 serving salad *without* vinaigrette: 0 WW Freestyle points
30 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 7g carbs, 4g sugar, 2g fiber, 1g protein


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g