Little Black Dress Salad

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 ::
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
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