My Dinner Salad

My Dinner Salad

I eat a salad every day. It's my health insurance policy. Use as many colors as you can for the most antioxidants and make just enough dressing to lightly coat the vegetables. For two people, I use barely a tablespoon each of oil and vinegar. I vary the vinegars for variety, with pomegranate or cherry vinegar. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes: make it big or small

My Dinner Salad


  • Romaine lettuce
  • Green cabbage
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Garbanzo beans (canned)
  • Red onion

  • Dressing:
  • Equal mix of olive oil & balsamic vinegar (1/2 and 1/2)
  • Pinch of salt & pepper to taste


  1. Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add just enough dressing to coat the veggies and toss well.
  3. Eat a salad every day!

Note: This is also good with my Greek Salad Dressing.

Note: For more on the health benefits of my salad click here.

18 Comments on "My Dinner Salad"

  1. Jo

    What is the best olive oil to use? There are so many out there. Thanks Jennie for sharing all your receipts n videos. Love them all. You are a great cook n I like how u are Always thinking about keeping us healthy. Stay well n stay well.?.

  2. Patricia A. Mills

    I love this…………its excellent………………

  3. Lou

    Looks so good.thanks for sharing. Your long long long long time follower both on your tv show and now. Love your f/b page so much. Granny fan

  4. Yani

    YOU’RE SEVENTY????? NO WAY!!!!! ???. surely hope I’ll be as beautiful as you when I’m seventy. any other secret?? ?

  5. Catherine Titus

    Greetings from Scotland Jenny Thank you so much for sharing your recipes I enjoy all of them including the breads.I love the Greek salad and I will br using your everyday one too.

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  7. floella

    Hi Jenny love your shows I started making bread again because you have made it so simple I don” use my bread machine any more I love this salad and woll start making my own dressing Thanks AGAIN

  8. jodie

    This is a typical Mediterranean salad which is where I come from. Delicious!

  9. Maura S

    Hi Jenny! I have two questions regarding this amazing salad:
    1. Is there a reason you don’t use cucumber? It is supposed to be a very healthy ingredient…
    2. Do you cook the garbanzo beans for each serving or do you make a batch and use some for each meal?
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful foods with us.

    • Jenny

      Every vegetable has multiple health benefits and I often augment my salad with things like cucumber, fresh peas, spinach, shredded carrot, or anything that’s in season but I always include the brightly colored veggies, and I use canned beans in my salads.

  10. Rebecca

    Thanks for posting this….I know my husband and I should eat more salad, but for some crazy reason I don’t like to make salad. But this seems so simple and healthy I am going to really put the effort into adding a salad into our daily menu!!!

  11. Laura

    Thank you for reminding me how healthy the daily salad is!

    My mom still does, and I should do it also…..
    She would put garlic cloves in the vinegar bottle and store, She would then use the one that she had in the cabinet. Rotate the bottles, and the taste was excellent.

  12. KellieT

    I’m loving the idea of pomegranate vinegar but I’ve never seen it here in Canada…it would make an amazing vinaigrette! Salad is so good for you! One thing I do to keep salad from being humdrum is adding fresh herbs…mint is especially nice. A finely grated garlic clove is yummy too 🙂
    Great post…thanks Jenny!

    • Lou Ann

      Sunset Gourmet.ca /Winnipeg, Man. Canada has 3 – aged Balsamic vinegar, Passionfruit white balsamic vinegar,& pomegranate white balsamic vinegar
      I am a consultant with them and you can go to to their website to check out the current catalog.

      • Kellie65

        Thanks for the info Lou Ann I’ll check it out. Those vinegars would be awesome 🙂

  13. Jeanne

    Thanks Jenny for reminding us how good and easy healthy eating can be.

    When my granddaughters were just able to reach the counter we started making our own salad dressings. Sooo easy and sooo good.

    We make all kinds with the O & V being the most popular. I sometimes add some minced garlic or italian seasoning.

    Have you ever read the ingredients in bottled salad dressing!!!!! Bad Stuff.

    Your salad looks amazing!

  14. Suzanne

    Sounds delish! I will have to substitute cabbage for spinach because of my thyroid. 🙁
    But, I’m sure it will be fab!
    It’s so good to be able to see your smile. You’re still gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for all you do!

  15. Soli

    Thank you for this re cipe i’ll make that i love your recipes they’re easy and helthy and deliches thank you so much.

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