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Farmers Market Salad

Farmer's Market Salad flexible, using the best ingredients of the season. This easy vegetarian salad recipe that's quick too.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Zucchini, cut in rounds, then quarters, 1/2" thick see recipe notes
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp Italian(flat leaf) Parsley, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp Basil, fresh, sliced thin
  • 2 Carrots, outside part only shaved lengthwise with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 medium Cucumber, cut in rounds, quarters, 1/2" thick
  • 1 Avocado, skin removed and pitted, cut in 1/2" chunks
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, flaky like Maldon
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated plus more for garnish
  • FOR THE VINAIGRETTE
  • 6 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt, flaky, like Maldon

Instructions

  • PREPARE THE VINAIGRETTE
  • Place all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix together with a whisk or fork to combine.
  • Alternatively, you can place all ingredients in a jar with a lid, shaking the mixture until it's combined.
    Taste the vinaigrette and adjust the seasonings if needed - sometimes you need a little more salt or honey for example.
  • ASSEMBLE THE SALAD
  • Place all the vegetables in a large bowl.
  • Spoon some of the vinaigrette around the sides of the bowl, and gently turn the whole mixture over once or twice with a large spoon, making sure to scrape the vinaigrette off the sides as you go.
  • Drizzle more vinaigrette over the mixture and turn the vegetables over again with the spoon.
  • Season with lemon pepper, salt and Parmesan Cheese.
  • Divide the salad on four plates and sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

  • Use any combination of vegetables you want to measure 5 cups
  • I use a Lemon Pepper that comes in it's own grinder from Trader Joes
  • Maille is my all-time favorite Dijon Mustard
  • Maldon is my favorite flaky sea salt
  • This recipe was updated in December, 2019

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5760IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg