Recipe: 5 Ingredient Italian Veggie Salad

Don’t you just love a quick side dish recipe that is light, healthy and fresh tasting?

I throw together all sorts of ingredients and put a dressing on them for side dishes at my house.  This one was extra delicious.  And it took about 3 minutes to put together (and 5 ingredients).

This would be a really great side dish to bring to a summer cookout when you like to have lighter options.

medit salad

5 Ingredient Italian Veggie Salad
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
10 baby dill pickles, sliced thin
1/4 med red onion, diced
1 can Italian style green beans (I prefer not to use unsalted, but do what you like!)
Italian salad dressing (I love the flavor of the Italian make-at-home packets).

Combine all ingredients in bowl, add salad dressing to taste.  Stir to combine.  Tastes best when the dressing has a little time to infuse it’s flavor.

The pickles and red onion are what make this perfect… a little zing from the pickle and the mild bite of onion.

(I used whatever limited ingredients I had in the fridge. It was one of those “need to grocery shop” concoctions. Other great addition ideas – mild sliced pepperoncini’s, cubed cucumber, sweet bell pepper.  Use whatever you have in the fridge!)


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