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Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing

This Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing is a delicious and easy addition to dinner!  Ready in 5 minutes.

This is my favourite green salad of all time…every time I eat it, I am whisked away back to my childhood. Memories of warm summers, fresh greens, gardens and family.  My mom would make this dressing every summer…it’s THE BEST on fresh garden greens. And I have also since discovered that this recipe was one of my Grandpa’s favourites, making it even more special.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing {A Pretty Life}

This salad dressing is made with 3 simple ingredients:  mayonnaise, milk and sugar.  SO simple.  But sometimes the most simple things are the best, and this dressing is proof of that!

Simple Green Salad Recipe Tips:

  • I like to use a hand blender to make this dressing…it makes the dressing so smooth and creamy.
  • You can add this dressing to any salad that you like.  Our favourite is a simple salad of greens, green onions and chopped apples and tomatoes. Delicious.
  • If you find that the dressing is a little thick, feel free to add a little more milk.
  • Double the batch for a bigger salad, or to keep in your fridge for the week.
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Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing

  • Author: My Mom
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/3 cup dressing 1x


This Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing is a delicious and easy addition to dinner!



Simple Green Salad:

  • fresh green lettuce (freshly picked from the garden is the best!)
  • chopped fresh green onions (these are a must – the flavour that they add is so amazing this salad)
  • you can also add apples and tomatoes

Simple Mayo Dressing:

  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. Whip the mayo, milk and sugar together, until creamy.
  2. Adjust the flavour to your taste.
  • Category: Salad

Keywords: green salad, mayonnaise salad dressing

Simple Green Salad with Homemade Mayo Dressing {A Pretty Life}
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Simple Green Salad with Home Made Mayo Dressing

Savour the flavour!


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    Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews
    May 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    That looks delicious! I love salads in the summer.

    I just found your blog through the Wandering Wednesday blog hop! Can’t wait to read more.

    Amanda @

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    May 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Looks divine!

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    May 18, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    OH HELLO yummy salad! FRESH lettuce makes the world of difference in a salad..

    Great pictures. Photographing food is so difficult for me!

    Delighted Momma

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    May 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    Looks delish! I love adding apples to my salads – makes it that much more yummy!

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    May 19, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    mmmmm. aahhhh the memories 🙂

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    [email protected]
    June 19, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    These look great! Can’t wait to try some.

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    April 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    My Mom used to make a “sauce” or “dressing” like this for salad, cucumbers, carrot salad & pineapple salad but we used Miracle Whip!

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    Rechilda lobrido
    March 6, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Yummy vegetable salad …healthy for Buddy….

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    May 3, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Oh my goosh, best salad ever. My children actually eat this… miracle!!! The whole family loves this salad both young, old and in between. 🙂 We can’t thank you enough for this recipe. :0

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      May 7, 2019 at 9:53 AM

      Oh I love this!! It’s a favourite here too…so simple and delicious!

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    August 12, 2020 at 6:10 AM

    What milk to use please?

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      August 13, 2020 at 9:05 AM

      Hi Michael! I just use regular milk. 1%, 2% or 3% works great.

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