This is an easy salad to prepare and you can vary the ingredients depending upon what is freshest at the market. The dressing is fat-free Italian, and is tossed with the cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onion, and eggs, along with the chopped lettuce and spinach.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

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  • In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, eggs and cucumbers.

  • Pour enough salad dressing to coat; toss and serve with fat-free croutons or melba toast.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 13.6g 27% DV; carbohydrates 62.9g 20% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; sodium 1416mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2012
Easy and delicious for a quick lunch. I eyeballed the ingredients using just enough for one person. I topped it off with tuna salad and lightly drizzled the Italian dressing on top. I also left the melba toast on the side. Overall a nice assortment of colors flavors and textures - plus it tastes pretty good too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2013
I thought this was an okay recipe however 2 cups of dressing is WAY too much. I also would have loved for you to explain how to make a dressing rather than just using store bought. All in all though it was a pretty good flavor pairings. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2012
Easy and delicious for a quick lunch. I eyeballed the ingredients using just enough for one person. I topped it off with tuna salad and lightly drizzled the Italian dressing on top. I also left the melba toast on the side. Overall a nice assortment of colors flavors and textures - plus it tastes pretty good too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2012
Well chosen assortment of ingredients - colorful varied and nutritious. I varied the ingredients only slightly and used garlic croutons and a homemade vinaigrette. One criticism - use the dressing with discretion and to your own taste!. If one was to add as much as directed each serving would include a half cup of dressing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
This was a quick salad I threw together last night to go with a homemade sausage pizza. I cheated and used a organic salad blend and half a package of fresh spinach. I did not use a whole red onion just part of one (I was feeding my kids and husband--they aren't real big fans of red onion) and I made my own creamy italian dressing. I did NOT toss the dressing with the salad I served it on the side. I didn't have melba toast I used Texas Toast croutons instead. We enjoyed this salad especially me. I went back for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2005
This was very good. I used roasted portobello mushrooms chopped up (any cooked mushroom goes fine) because i dont like raw mushrooms. I also used half fat free honey dijon dressing instead of all italian. My advice: throw in as much crumbled melba toast as reasonable- they soak up the dressing and taste soooo good! They add nice texture. Thus was a very easy recipe and i will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
Super indeed! We loved it and made it without spinach as we didn't have any. Used normal croutons as we did not have melba toast as well. Still it came out great! Used the http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Italian-Dressing-Mix/Detail.aspx dressing mix recipe for italian dressing and just loved the result. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2011
This was pretty good but 2 cups of dressing is WAY too much I used less than 1 cup. Because I was serving this with potato soup I left the toast out and I used green onion instead of red. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2013
I thought this was an okay recipe however 2 cups of dressing is WAY too much. I also would have loved for you to explain how to make a dressing rather than just using store bought. All in all though it was a pretty good flavor pairings. Read More