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Green Side Salad With Sweet and Spicy Basil Vinaigrette

 
One serving costs about $0.66

$0.66 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal salad
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

Green Side Salad With Sweet and Spicy Basil Vinaigrette might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe serves 8 and costs 66 cents per serving. Watching your figure? This gluten free and primal recipe has 61 calories, 2g of protein, and 4g of fat per serving. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up parmesan cheese, champagne vinegar, lettuce, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is good. Similar recipes include Green Salad with Sweet and Spicy Basil Vinaigrette, Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette for Two, and Green Salad with Tangy Basil Vinaigrette.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps basil
basil
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps champagne vinegar
champagne vinegar
1 cup
1 cup cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
2 tsps
2 tsps honey
honey
8 cups
8 cups mixed lettuce
mixed lettuce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
4 Tbsps basil
4 Tbsps
basil
4 Tbsps champagne vinegar
4 Tbsps
champagne vinegar
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup
cherry tomatoes
2 tsps honey
2 tsps
honey
8 cups mixed lettuce
8 cups
mixed lettuce
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
4 Tbsps parmesan cheese
4 Tbsps
parmesan cheese

Equipment

blender
blender
blender
blender


Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Toss with lettuce and tomato.
  3. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.63
Ingredient
4 tablespoons basil
4 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 teaspoons honey
8 cups mixed lettuce
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Price
$0.31
$0.31
$1.33
$0.17
$2.13
$0.33
$0.42
$5.00

Tips

Health Tips

  • To make this recipe more nutritious, skip the iceberg lettuce and choose some darker leafy greens higher in vitamin K like romaine, kale, spinach, etc.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
61 Calories
1g Protein
4g Total Fat
4g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
61
3%

Fat
4g
7%

  Saturated Fat
0.91g
6%

Carbohydrates
4g
1%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
1mg
1%

Sodium
50mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
4%

Vitamin K
24µg
23%

Vitamin A
524IU
11%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Manganese
0.13mg
6%

Folate
24µg
6%

Vitamin E
0.75mg
5%

Calcium
46mg
5%

Potassium
151mg
4%

Fiber
1g
4%

Phosphorus
38mg
4%

Iron
0.53mg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.05mg
2%

Magnesium
8mg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin B2
0.03mg
2%

Zinc
0.22mg
1%

Selenium
0.74µg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.1mg
1%

Vitamin B3
0.21mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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