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The Simplest Green Salad

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
This recipe for the most basic of all salads begins with the Italian tradition of putting salt directly on the greens, before the olive oil or anything else. You'll be surprised at how much flavor just 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt can impart when tossed with greens in this way.

Ingredients

  • 10 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 58
  • caloriesfromfat 73 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 1.8 g
  • carbohydrate 2.9 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 65 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place greens in a large bowl; sprinkle with salt, tossing gently. Add remaining ingredients, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.