This super simple salad is one that my family has been making for years. I remember my grandmother making this for Sunday dinners, and now both my mom and I keep it in constant rotation. The best part is, you can just throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. I usually keep it to cucumbers and tomatoes, as this is what I know the boys will eat!

My grandmother would make this with Iceberg lettuce, but I prefer Romaine- you still the wonderful crunch of Iceberg, but a smidge more nutrients. But truly, you can use whatever greens you have on hand.

Easy Peasy House Salad


  • 1 head Romaine lettuce washed and chopped
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil it's important to use EVOO, anything else will taste heavy and oily
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar apple cider also works really well
  • 1/2 English cucumber diced
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning


  • Wash and spin dry all produce
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients, and toss well
  • Enjoy (see, I told you it was that easy)