French Bistro Salad


This simple green salad has a fresh, vibrant vinaigrette, and uses fresh minced herbs as a final touch. Serve this salad as the French do, as a light, fresh accompaniment to rich foods like stews, dishes with a cream sauce, or a great roast.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins



  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • 7 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon


  1. Whisk together white wine vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking. Mix in garlic, salt, and pepper. Chill vinaigrette in the refrigerator until ready to toss with the salad greens.

  2. Wash and thoroughly dry mixed salad greens. Place in a large, chilled salad bowl.

  3. Stir dressing, and drizzle some of it on the greens and toss. Add enough dressing to coat the leaves, but not puddle in the bottom of the bowl.

  4. Sprinkle fresh parsley, chives, and tarragon over the salad and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can use any combination of fresh herbs as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
28g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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