baby spinach leaves
whole milk mozzarella cubes
beef steak or plum tomatoes cut into small pieces
freshly boiled (or canned) chick peas 2 cups
olive oil extra virgin
aged balsamic vinegar
sprig of rosemary
couple cloves minced garlic chopped fine
4 or 5 fresh basil leaves
4 or 5 leaves freshly chopped Italian parsley
3 or 4 sprigs of fresh mint
fresh oregano just a couple of leaves if you have it
Additional options: any kind of lunch meats cubed, olives sliced, radishes, zucchini cubed, feta or other cheeses, bacon pieces, berries, chopped apples, nuts of your choice
Mix around 1/4 cup olive oil with 3 or 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar. Whisk together adding salt, pepper to taste. Add more or less to the amount of ingredients using for your size family.
In a large dish or container add all the rest of the salad ingredients as much as you like there are no measurements. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss all together.