Little Black Dress Salad

By
Mortgage and Lending with First Heritage Mortgage NMLS #: 938761

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 Salad
 
:: LBD (Little Black Dress) Salad ::
Ingredients:
Mixed greens
Sliced carrots
Red onion thinly sliced
Cucumber sliced and quartered
Cubed avocado
Quartered cherry tomatoes
Diced red pepper
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper
 
Directions:
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!
 
To see more meal plans check out my blog here.

Comments (9)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This looks good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Jun 12, 2014 06:09 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

I'm happy to pass it on, Roy!

Jun 12, 2014 06:31 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Love it!   Thanks for sharing.

Jun 12, 2014 06:48 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Whitney. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I copied it and may give it shop this weekend.

Jun 12, 2014 07:37 PM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Li-Thanks for stopping by!

Joe-I hope you enjoy it if you do try it out!

Jun 12, 2014 10:35 PM
Amanda Thomas
Providence Group Realty - Plano, TX
​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™

Hi Whitney, thanks for the recipe! Kudos for the clever title. I love your marketing ideas and admire your ability to engage attention. :-)

Jun 15, 2014 12:58 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Whitney-That is a great name for that salad. Eating that salad would make anyone look great in that LBD.

Jun 15, 2014 10:05 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Amanda- Thank you so much for your kind words! 

Sharon- It's healthy and tasty, can't beat that!

Jun 15, 2014 11:59 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Whitney, That is a very basic salad and if it had feta cheeses on it it would mirror a Greek salad. 

Jun 16, 2014 04:24 AM