Simple Salad Dressed To Impress

Sometimes I like to have to friends over for dinner. I focus on a main dish, nothing too crazy, but something healthy and yet hearty. But then I feel like I need to have a side salad, just because I should! And then I spend all this time over-thinking the salad. Anybody else do that? 

Today I am sharing with you my solution - the impressive simple side salad that goes with any main dish. The best part? You don't have to have much more than greens and avo to make it work. Tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, zucchini, feta cheese and nuts are just things you can add on if you have it on hand. But definitely not a requirement.  

I made this salad along with my homemade spaghetti sauce the other night for friends and I think they liked the salad the most. Everybody raved about it. 

I got this idea from my grandma when I was in college. She used to make the best salads with just rice vinegar and avo was the main fat. Mmmmmm. It went well with any main meal. 


1 bag organic mixed greens

1 avocado, sliced 

shaved and chopped fresh veggies of your choice

1/4 cup Marukan rice vinegar

1/4 + 1 Tbls cup olive oil + 1 Tbls 

pinch sea salt and pepper

optional: roasted potatoes, feta, nuts, etc. 

In a bowl whisk together the rice vinegar and olive oil for the dressing. In a bowl throw in mixed greens, avo and rest of your veggies or nuts. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing by the spoonful over salad. Use enough to meet your liking {some people like a lot of dressing, others like less}! 

Super simple, right? Enjoy!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Marukan vinegar.