house salad recipeI believe every home needs a go-to salad. One that is classy, super basic, with flavors that everyone is familiar with.

Today I am sharing the dish that I make as a side for guests at dinner parties—or what I whip up for myself when I just want something easy.

house salad dressingThis salad is loaded with fresh, crisp veggies, soft avocado, and a tangy + creamy dressing.

It may be simple, but this salad is the real deal.

Today I present to you: My House Salad.

hummus salad dressingI am a salad lover—give me a huge bowl of greens with all the toppings and I am happy. But some nights I just want something light to accompany our pasta entrée. This salad is just that. It is versatile in flavor—so it pairs great with just about any main dish.

I am also a lover of homemade salad dressing. Honestly, once you start making your own, there is no going back. Fortuently, this salad dressing requires just a handful of simple ingredients, a bowl and a hand ready to stir. No mess + no time wasted.

simple house salad recipeDon’t discount a simple salad—this salad could become your new favorite go-to.

I hope my house salad inspires you to create your own! It is:

Fresh + Crisp

Versatile in Flavor

Colorful + Familier

Quick to Whip-Up

& ready for any dinner!

gluten free saladIf you enjoy this salad, you might also like my roasted acorn squash salad, harvest salad, late summer salad, or my mediterranean quinoa salad.

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

My House Salad

I believe every home needs a go-to salad. My house salad is classy, super basic, and filled with flavors that everyone is familiar with.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Entrée, Salad, Side
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 bowls
Author: The Local Sprout



  • 5 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado cubed
  • 1/3 cup carrots diced
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds optional
  • 1 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese optional*


  • 4 Tbsp. hummus garlic or plain (homemade or store-bought)
  • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or sub maple syrup
  • big pinch each salt + pepper


  • In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, onion, avocado, and carrots. Sprinkle with optional hemp seeds and grated parmesan cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the hummus, lemon juice, dill, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  • Serve with dressing drizzled over the top. Leftovers will keep best refrigerated separate in airtight containers for up to 2 days.


*Omit cheese + swap maple syrup for honey for vegan.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/4 of the recipe without optional ingredients.


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 73mg | Sugar: 5.9g | Fiber: 5.9g | Calories: 174kcal | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Fat: 11.5g | Protein: 3.3g | Carbohydrates: 17.4g


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