A Quick and Easy Salad Recipe

Salads are both delicious and nutritious, but sometimes take too much time or effort to prepare. Here is a great recipe for a simple, tasty salad. You will need:

Fresh, crispy lettuce

3 cucumbers

4 carrots

2 peppers

Bulgarian cheese (optional)

For the dressing you will need:

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove

¾ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Wash, peel and cut the vegetables however you like them. I prefer larger pieces, but some prefer more finely chopped. I also like to use one yellow, and one red pepper, as they add some color to the dish. Make sure to dry the lettuce before cutting it to retain its crispiness. Mix the ingredients of the dressing in a blender- this will produce a thicker dressing and strengthen the emulsion of the oil and vinegar. Grate the cheese, or crush it with a fork, and sprinkle over the top of each serving. Do not add it directly to the salad bowl if you plan on saving some for a later date.