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Homemade Salad Mix in a Bag
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Homemade Salad Mix in a Bag

Homemade Salad Mix in a Bag is a make ahead recipe idea. Preferred ingredients are enclosed in a zippered bag and refrigerated until ready to use. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #homemadesaladmixinabag, easyrecipe, sidedish
Servings: 2 bags
Calories: 1949kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Salad Mix In A Bag

  • 2 quart size zippered bags
  • 4 cups lettuce torn into small pieces
  • 24 halved cherry tomatoes (sliced in half) Use more or less as preferred.
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, whole or chopped Use more or less as preferred.
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded Use more or less as preferred
  • 1 cup white onions, chopped Use more or less as preferred.
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped About 1 whole cucumber.
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded crumbled blue cheese or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup corn kernels (optional) Use more or less as preferred.
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional) Use more or less as preferred
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained (optional) Use more or less as preferred.

Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 small garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

Homemade Salad Mix In A Bag

  • Open ONE zippered bag.
  • Add more or less of each ingredient: 1 cup of torn lettuce, 12 halved tomatoes (grape or cherry), 1/2 cup cremini mushrooms, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup corn kernels (optional), 1/2 cup walnuts (optional), 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (optional).
  • Zip bag until sealed. Shake to evenly distribute ingredients (optional).
  • Repeat instructions for second Homemade Salad Mix In A Bag.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days without dressing. When ready to eat, pour contents in a medium bowl and drizzle with salad dressing. Serve with crackers or croutons.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
  • NOTE: This dressing is thick. When mixed in with the salad, it will automatically thin a little. However, if you prefer a pourable dressing, add 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon of milk. Whisk until well combined.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bag | Calories: 1949kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 173g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 80g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1707mg | Potassium: 1551mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 14050IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 1043mg | Iron: 4mg