Tuesday, February 28, 2012

White House Salad

Yet another pinterest find.
I love pinterest...a lot.

This salad comes from one of the biggest loser shows. It's easy to put together...JAM packed with flavor...and (gasp)...it won't go straight to your hips and thighs.

I put it together and then tossed the dressing in just before serving.
I also added some balsamic vinegar to the dressing and a couple sprinkles of Parmesan to the salad for some extra flavor.

White House Salad (adapted from iVillage and The Biggest Loser)

1 head lettuce
1 cucumber
2 large tomatoes or 3/4 container cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion
1 small bunch fresh basil
1/3 cup olive oil
4 table lemon juice
1 table honey
salt and pepper to taste
*Optional: balsamic vinegar for dressing

For the salad: wash and dry the lettuce. Tear it into bite-size pieces. Peel the cucumber and cut it into bite-sized bits. Wash the tomatoes and cut them into bite sized pieces. Peel the onion and slice it as thin as possible. Wash and chop the basil into large pieces.In a large mixing bowl, combine the lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and basil. Toss together so the ingredients are well mixed.
For the dressing: place the dressing ingredients in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover the container and shake vigorously (add vinegar if using)
Add the dressing to the salad, toss and serve immediately.
Optional: sprinkle with 3 table grated parm.

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