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Table of Contents
  1. How to Make Mixed Greens Salad
  2. Make-Ahead Salad Tip
  3. Strawberry Mixed Greens Salad Recipe
  4. Frequently Asked Questions about Mixed Greens Salad

Salad needs to be exciting for me to want to eat it. This strawberry mixed greens salad ticks all the boxes with a bit of crunch + lots of strawberry sweetness. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that it has a combination of leafy greens… these greens all have different flavors that come together for a tasty lunch. Plus, you can buy them all at once since most grocery stores sell “mixed greens.”

According to a study done by Harvard, greens like kale, spinach and arugula are powerhouses when it comes to providing you with Vitamin A, folate and Vitamin C, plus fiber, water and magnesium to help your digestion.

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How to Make Mixed Greens Salad

This mixed greens salad recipe is filled with these greens, plus tangy green apple, creamy avocado, and crunchy almonds. Seriously, this salad is the perfect meal when your sweet tooth comes calling and you’re trying to eat healthy.

1. Wash and dry greens

A recent study done by Consumer Reports says that we should all be washing any produce that comes into our cooking spaces, whether “pre-washed”, organic or otherwise. This is because even those mixed greens carefully washed by well meaning producers can still contain contaminants from E. coli, chemicals and more.

2. Chop apples, avocado and cucumber

I like to chop them all into bite-size pieces (the smaller, the better).

3. Make the Strawberry viniagarette

Combine dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor and puree into the best dressing you’ve ever had with mixed greens.

4. prepare the plate

Add the mixed greens first, and then toppings to the plate. Drizzle dressing on top and enjoy!

strawberry dressing

Make-Ahead Salad Tip

If you want this salad for work, prep it all in a mason jar. It’s seriously so easy! Simply layer the ingredients in the mason jar. Keep the strawberry dressing in a separate container until time to eat. When you’re ready to eat, pour the dressing on top, give the mason jar a good shake, and enjoy!

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Strawberry Mixed Greens Salad

This hearty strawberry mixed greens salad is a great way to load up on several servings worth of fiber-rich veggies + fruit. This dressing is full of flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds while keeping your body fueled + satisfied!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 2 servings


  • 4 cups spring mix greens loosely packed
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 green apple diced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  • 1 cup strawberries diced
  • 6 basil leaves fresh, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper ground, to taste
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  • Arrange salad ingredients on plates.
  • Puree the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing over salad (you may not need all of it). Eat immediately.


  • Swap mixed greens with the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Oil-free? Omit the olive oil. It’ll still be delicious and less caloric.
  • Lemon Vinaigrette would also be delicious on this recipe.
  • Add the nuts or seeds of your choice for more healthy fats + protein.


Calories: 462kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 24g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 1016mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 378IU, Vitamin C: 67mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 2mg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mixed Greens Salad

Can I make this salad with a different dressing?

Yes! If you have a favorite dressing, feel free to swap out my Strawberry Vinaigrette. Yet I do encourage you to make it one time like this because it’s out-of-this-world delicious!

Can I swap mixed greens for baby spinach?

You sure can. You can swap it for any leafy green you prefer or have on hand. You might check out our Leafy Greens Guide for more inspiration.

What’s the point of the sliced almonds?

In all my salads, I try and use some sorta nuts, seeds or protein to help me stay full. A salad is typically a meal for me, which means it needs a variety of fiber, healthy fats, protein and carbs to keep me full until the next meal.

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  1. 5 stars
    I am going to rate and comment today because at the beginning of the salad challenge I didn’t know how to log in and I was commenting on instagram instead, unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the salads because I didn’t know about the community. Darn it!!
    Anyhow. This was one of my favorite dressing and salad, I never say no to fruits but the strawberry dressing, lemon and maple syrup, who knew they will be so good together. I was really wahoo by the taste. I used a gala apple instead the salad, because I find green apples very tart. I love the salad and I’m looking forward to this week (and next) exciting challenge. I don’t eat usually that many salads in a week but I’m ready for a life change healthy eating and this is just the beginning.

  2. This is my favorite! So light! I love the avocado with the cucumber and apple! I did not make this on the day it was posted, but got caught up and it was the best!

  3. 5 stars
    This dressing is simply the best! I practically licked it out of the blender. Delicious on this salad and more.

  4. 4 stars
    I ended make it with arugula instead of mixed greens because i misread the recipe of I just had arugula on my mind. It was tasty and my husband even liked it he said it made him full and finished the rest the next day.