Dominican Republic Green Salad is a simple, everyday salad that is the perfect accompaniment to any meal of the day. Today, I am going to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip with 50 other people from my church, including the twins and my youngest son. I’ve never been on a mission trip, nor have I ever been to the Dominican Republic, so this will be a completely new experience in many ways.
Our church, Grace Community Church, is working with Foundation for Peace to organize this mission trip. We will be working in a small village, doing construction work and teaching vacation Bible school to children.
Serving on this mission trip will be a humbling experience. We take so much for granted – running water, electricity, hot water, air conditioning, easy access to clean water, food and supplies, the internet, and more. The minor inconveniences we will experience pale in comparison to the needs of the people we will be serving.
Our leaders have reminded us that the key to doing God’s work on this trip is to remind ourselves that it’s not about us – it’s about helping the people who live in the village, to let God’s light shine through our work, our words, our actions, and our heart.
I am looking forward to working alongside fellow missionaries and the native Dominican Republic people, to help make a small difference in this village, and to learn more about the Dominican Republic culture and customs.
I made this Dominican Republic Green Salad for our final mission trip gathering two days before our departure date. I don’t know anything about Dominican cuisine, but in doing a little research, came across a number of different salads. Salads similar to this Dominican Republic Green Salad are served at almost every meal.
This Dominican Republic Green Salad doesn’t look much different than your typical American salad. However, I found the addition of corn interesting, as well as the onion-marinated salad dressing. Apparently, corn is even used as a pizza topping in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic Green Salad
Dominican Salad Dressing
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- 2 heads romaine lettuce hearts chopped
- 1/4 head cabbage thinly sliced
- 1 English cucumber sliced
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 avocados chopped
- 2 cobs corn steamed or boiled for 5 minutes
- cooked beets optional
Dominican Salad Dressing
In a medium bowl, mix together chopped onion, vinegar, olive oil and salt to taste. Let sit for 1 1/2 hours for flavor to develop. Meanwhile, assemble salad.
Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with dressing to taste just before serving.
Dressing adapted from Cosmopolitan Foodies.