Simply delightful, this salad is full of rich summer flavors to be savored anytime they are available. Perfect when topped with grilled shrimp or chicken. Though we like the dressing, you can use any one you prefer.

Mendocino Garden Salad
Recipe type: Salads and Dressings
Serves: 6
  • Salad:
  • 8 Cups leaf lettuce; torn into pieces
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, grooved and thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup red cabbage; shredded
  • 4 green onions, slivered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cans red pepper; slivered
  • Garlic Red Wine Vinegar Dressing:
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic; minced or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup salad oil
  1. To prepare salad, lightly mix lettuce, cucumber, and red cabbage in a bowl; set aside.
  2. To prepare Garlic Red Wine Vinegar Dressing, mix vinegar, mustard, garlic, marjoram, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Using a whisk or fork, gradually mix in oil until well blended and slightly thickened.
  3. Mix lettuce mixture lightly with dressing. Top with onions and red pepper.
Salad Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Dressing Yield: 1/3 cup.

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