$2 and 10 Minute Salad Template with Examples!

$2 and 10 Minute Salad Template with Examples!

A delicious salad is often the start of a great meal and sometimes they are so good that they turn into the entire meal itself! Thankfully, all you need $2 and 10 minutes to toss one together, homemade dressing and all! Time to toss that pre-prepared salad in the trash and get thinking about your next creation! In this post not only will you find the 10 minute salad template but ingredient lists for Green Apple and Mango Salad!

10 Minute Salad Template

$2 and 10 Minute Salad Template

Never have rely on a recipe to make a salad again. This 10 minute salad template is all you need!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: apartmentchefnick
Cost: $13

Equipment

  • Chef's knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Two forks (Once you get hooked on salads, invest is some cool looking salad tossers – mine look like owl wings!)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic mixed greens
  • 1/2 your choice of fruit, chopped
  • 1/2 your choice of onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz your choice of cheese, crumbled or chopped (can be omitted if you don't eat dairy)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup nuts/seeds
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Chop fruit and thinly slice onion.
  • Put the lettuce, fruit, onion, cheese, and nuts in the large bowl. Set aside a quarter of the nuts to decorate the salad.
  • Pour red wine vinegar along inside edge of the bowl, mix salad using forks to combine.
  • Pour olive oil along inside edge of the bowl, mix salad using forks to combine.
  • Use forks to scoop salad onto serving plates, top with the remaining nuts, and enjoy!

Notes

Calories are calculated based on the Green Apple Salad in the body on the post.
10 minute salad template
10 Minute Pear Salad

Tips:

Step 1 – I recommend thinly slicing the onion because large chunks of onion can be overpowering. I recommend chopping the fruit into bite-sized pieces as well. You don’t want to have to use a knife to eat your salad!

Step 3 – If you add the oil first, the vinegar will have trouble sticking to the ingredients. Vinegar first, then oil.

Step 5 – Due to their weight and small size, nuts have the tendency to stick to the bottom and sides of the bowl when mixing/scooping the salad. Reserving some nuts and adding them once the salad has been plated helps solve this problem.

Storage – Once cut, apple slices can be stored in a plastic bag with a little lemon juice to keep them crisp.

Cost:

This cost analysis is based on the Green Apple salad ingredient list below:

  • 1 lb of organic mixed greens ~ $6
  • 1 green apple ~ $1.25
  • 1 red onion ~ $0.75
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts ~ $2
  • 4 oz of feta cheese ~ $2
  • 3 TBSP of red wine vinegar ~ $0.50
  • 3 TBSP of olive oil ~ $0.50

Total cost of salad: $13

Cost per serving (assuming 6-7 servings) ~ $2

Ingredient Lists:

Green Apple Salad

  • 1lb of organic mixed greens
  • 1 green apple – chopped
  • 1/2 red onion – thinly sliced
  • 4 oz of crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts
  • 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
10 Minute Salad Green Apple ingredient list
Well doesn’t that just look delightful!

Mango Salad

  • 1lb of organic mixed greens lettuce
  • 1 mango – chopped
  • 1/2 red onion – thinly sliced
  • 4 oz of crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  • 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
Mango Salad Dream Harvest
Regardless of your name, this salad is calling it.

Conclusion

Sure seems like it’s time to start making more salads. Look at all you just accomplished: You got some chopping experience, ate delicious, refreshing food in 10 minutes and only spent $2 per plate. High five!

Remember, everyone’s palette is different! Test out one of the ingredient lists or create your own unique creation!

If you plan to make this 10 Minute Salad as an appetizer, here are some great main course ideas:

As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!



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