Green Salad with Your Own Dressing

Here is a recipe for a basic green salad with homemade dressing. But you can add almost anything to fancy it up! We like pieces of grapefruit, a sprinkle of toasted pecans, and a handful of baby spinach. What do you like? Try adding it! 

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Hands-on time: 20   |    Total time: 20   |    Makes: 4 Servings


Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cup
Vegetable peeler (adult needed)
Salad bowl
Salad servers or tongs 


1 head romaine lettuce, washed, dried, and cut or torn into bite-size pieces
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, peeled, if you like, and diced
1⁄4 cup Your Own Salad Dressing


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients into the bowl and toss. Taste a piece of lettuce. Does it need more dressing? If so, add more and toss again. Serve right away.