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Mixed Green Salad with an Italian Vinaigrette

Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 4


  • Italian Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp of sugar more if desired
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp of dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Mixed Green Salad:
  • 2 cups of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/4 cup of croutons
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese


  • Combine the canola oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, sugar, oregano, basil, dried mustard, onion powder, paprika, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Set aside for flavors to mingle - at least 30 minutes.
  • Place a mixture of romaine and mixed greens together in a bowl then top with grape tomatoes, diced cucumbers, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the top with the Italian vinaigrette then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.