Do you ever look at nutrition labels? I often enjoy scanning the nutrition facts labels of food items while strolling through the grocery store aisles. I do this sometimes even if don’t need the item. Honestly, I’m just curious about the vitamins and health benefits various foods contain. I thought some of my readers might be interested, too. So, if you haven’t already noticed, I decided to add a nutrition facts label to the recipes I post.
Each label shows the amounts of the various nutrients the given recipe contains. But to further understand the contents of the label, I had to dig deeper. Read my latest post to find out why the labels were created in the first place. Also, you’ll learn what nutritional information each section of today’s version of the label provides.
What do I need to make this Mixed Garden Salad?
- romaine lettuce
- frozen green peas
- cheddar cheese
- red onion
What do I need to make the Easy Ranch Dressing:
- fresh cilantro
- fresh dill
- fresh chives
- lemon juice
- almond milk
How to make Mixed Garden Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing
Mixed Garden Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 heart romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, sliced & quartered
- ½ cucumber, sliced & quartered
- 1 carrot, grated
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
- ¼ red onion, chopped
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (or parsley)
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp almond milk
- Blend dressing ingredients together. Set aside.
- Sauté bacon in a skillet until crispy. Pat down with a paper towel.
- Combine salad ingredients together.
- Gently drizzle dairy-free ranch dressing with salad.