This is the salad I grew up eating.
The lettuce was always cold and crisp and the dressing was simple.
We never had any bottled dressings.
One head of iceberg or romaine lettuce
One sliced onion
One sliced cucumber
One or two sliced tomatoes
Two tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Wash and tear the lettuce but make sure you spin the lettuce to get all the water off the leaves.
Add everything else including the spices , oil and vinegar. Then toss.
Sometimes my Mom would add some olives or homemade croutons.
This is a real palate cleanser and so refreshing and light.
After a while you won’t even have to measure anything.
I always just eyeball the ingredients.