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Super-Crunchy Garden Salad with Baby Carrots

Use your favorite kind of lettuce in this garden salad recipe. Romaine, green leaf or a bag of mixed baby leaves would all work well. You can decide how you want to serve it too, whether you just want to toss the whole lot together or whether you prefer to divide the lettuce between the plates and then arrange the toppings on it. One key rule though is not to add the dressing until just before serving else your crispy garden salad recipe might become a soggy one instead.

There are lots of garden salad recipes to choose from but this one is extra crunchy and extra colorful, so you could do a lot worse. The dressing contains garlic, herbs, mustard, apple juice and more, so it has plenty of dimension. If you like your salad swimming in dressing (some people do) you can double the dressing recipe, else you can just make the stated amount, and it should be sufficient for most people’s needs.

This fresh garden salad really looks the part; if you are making this for a potluck supper or buffet you can count on it being an eye-catching dish. If you do want to take this to a potluck event, by the way, you can toss the salad ingredients together and put them in a tightly-sealed container. Keep the dressing in another container and combine the two just before serving. The salad ingredients are best served chilled but the dressing can be served at room temperature and it is more fragrant and aromatic that way anyway.

Colorful Garden Salad Recipe with Apple Dijon Mustard Dressing
Summary: What a colorful, crunchy garden salad this is, with its bright-colored carrots, cherry tomatoes, radishes, and bell pepper. The apple Dijon dressing complements them perfectly.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 5 cups shredded lettuce
  • 10 baby carrots
  • 12 cucumber slices
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • ½ chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced radishes
For the Apple Dijon Mustard Dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  1. Divide the shredded lettuce between 4 serving plates.
  2. Arrange the carrots, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, green onions, bell pepper, and radishes on top.
  3. Whisk the sugar, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, oregano, vinegar, black pepper, apple juice, and mustard together to make the dressing.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the garden salad and serve the dressed salad right away.
  5. Alternatively you can serve the dressing on the side.

Photo Description:

Most garden salad recipes are colorful but this one is really colorful, blending red, orange, yellow, and various shades of green. It is a very appetizing recipe for garden salad which would be great at lunchtime or dinnertime, and as a snack, appetizer, and side dish or even as the main event if you add some chicken or shrimp perhaps. It is handy to see photos when choosing which salad recipe to make because some salads look boring (but might taste good!) and if you are having a dinner party or another event, you will want to present something which looks good as well as tasting good.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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