Easy Recipes: Italian Side Salad

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If you are looking for an easy salad that is perfect to serve alongside your favorite dish, I have a super simple recipe to share with you.

The base is a bagged romaine salad. You’re gonna love this!  We do.

This salad is perfect for a busy weeknight when you’re pressed for time to get a balanced dinner on the table.

(Make sure you check out all of my easy recipes while you’re here. They are all perfect for busy families.)

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  • bagged Italian salad(or Romain lettuce and red cabbage)
  • 3T red wine vinegar
  • 3T olive oil
  • 1/2  container of crumbled feta
  • cucumber slices (1/2 a cucumber)
  • salt and pepper to taste

easy italian side salad

Take your bagged salad and add it to a large bowl.

I like to buy the Romain lettuce that has a bit of the shredded purple cabbage in it.

Pour the red wine vinegar and olive oil over the salad.

Stir it up to coat evenly.

red wine vinegar

Toss in the cucumber slices.

I just use half a cucumber and I take all of the skin off.

slices cucumbers

Toss in half of the container of crumbled feta.

(Save the other half of the cheese and cucumber for tomorrow nights salad, cause you’re gonna love this!)

feta cheese salad

Crack some pepper and sprinkle with a bit of Kosher salt.

Toss the salad to coat evenly and mix everything up well.

easy side salad for dinner

This makes the perfect side salad… and you do not have to be eating Italian food either. This goes with so many meals.

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  1. Katherine G says:

    This looks delicious!!!

  2. Johanna at ZigaZag WA Travel & Lifestyle says:

    What a wonderful recipe, one which I’m definitely going to try. I found you via the BlogHer linky, and I’m all the way from Western Australia 🙂

  3. It’s a yummy salad, Crystal! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I love how easy your salad recipe is to make and how it is a perfect side dish for my latest soup recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

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