Basic Italian-style mixed green salad

Cook’s notes: This is a basic mixed green salad with some interesting elements. I was looking for a “mixed green salad” for dinner parties that wasn’t just lettuce, carrots, tomato, and cucumber. You may find that the salad doesn’t even need dressing, due to the marinated peppers and avocado.

10-oz. (minimum) package mixed salad greens
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
Cherry tomatoes (or 1 ripe on-the-vine tomato, chopped)
6 Greek pepperoncini peppers (or other diced marinated peppers)
6-oz. can sliced black olives
Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Combine the salad greens with avocado, tomato, peppers, and olives in a large bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Recommended dressing: Garlic vinaigrette

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