This salad combines some classic favorites, budget-friendly veggies, and an inexpensive but delicious dressing to make our go-to side dish (and sometimes main course!).
Chop the lettuce into bite-size pieces, shred or julienne the carrot, and halve the grape tomatoes. Shred the cheese. Dice the avocado, if using.
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl. If you think you will have leftovers, omit the dressing and cheese/avocado and serve them separately.