Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well with a whisk. Adjust ingredients amounts to taste.
Combine all salad ingredients on a plate or in a bowl.
If serving salad from a bowl, toss ingredient with balsamic vinaigrette, using 1 tbs of dressing to start. Add more to taste, if necessary.
If serving salad on a plate, drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the salad, starting with 1 tbs and adjusting to taste.
Store any leftover dressing in the fridge.
As I mentioned above, there are no precise measurements for the salad ingredients. That's what makes it so easy! Use the measurements given as a rough idea, but all you need to do is just eyeball the amounts depending on how many people you're serving. It's all good!
The recipe included here for the balsamic vinaigrette makes more than you need for 1 serving. Store any leftover dressing in a jar in the fridge for 1 week.
Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over each serving of salad, or toss the entire salad with some dressing before plating.
Add in other chopped nuts or mix in some fresh fruit.
Also tastes great with grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, or salmon!