Do you ever find the perfect fish, chicken, or beef recipe on Pinterest and then have trouble coordinating a side with it? Personally, I think it should be the duty of every food blogger to suggest a side or two to compliment their protein recipes, but sometimes they slack on us. When I’m left to my own devices to accessorize my main dish, I usually gravitate towards a nice salad, and the one below is my favorite as it goes with almost anything. That’s why I named it the LBD or Little Black Dress Salad: it is versatile and its flavors and ingredients are classic.
My husband’s aunts in California make this salad often when the family gets together, usually with pasta, but I find that it also goes well with a great protein.
:: LBD (Little Black Dress) Salad ::
Red onion thinly sliced
Cucumber sliced and quartered
Quartered cherry tomatoes
Diced red pepper
Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients but the last three in a large bowl. Just prior to serving, drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste; toss; and enjoy!
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