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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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4.70 from 728 votes

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. 4 stars
    Loved the strawberry basil salad dressing. I added hemp hearts to this salad to increase the protein a bit. This would be great with some tofu or chicken for a more substantial meal.

    1. 5 stars
      I am rating this salad a 10 out of 10! This was a new dressing for me and I didn’t think I would like it! A wonderful, almost inherent talent is to know how to combine flavors that will expertly enhance one another. Someone did the research on this one! I used organic girl greens of course.

      1. Isn’t it great when you are pleasantly surprised?!

  2. 5 stars
    Made the Mixed Green Salad last night. It was a hit! I did substituted walnuts for sunflower seeds. Wasn’t able to get strawberries for the dressing so used sun dried tomatoes. Loved the apple and the avocado in the salad. Will definitely make it again. Thanks!

  3. 3 stars
    I thought it was good, but not great. Better as a side salad, since it’s very fresh but not very substantial. I liked the concept of the dressing but thought it was missing something.

    1. That’s a great idea. Also, feel free to add to this salad as you like!

  4. 5 stars
    This salad was a wonderful cacophony of flavors – it made lunchtime interesting and yummy!

  5. This salad is absolutely delicious! I was concerned about trying a strawberry based dressing since I’ve never had anything like that. But, I am sold! This will become part of my springtime meal rotation for sure. This will be great on the Easter table. I did not have walnuts, so I used pecans and it was still very tasty

    1. Yay for adding this recipe into your regular rotation! Love hearing that!

  6. 5 stars
    I had the salad for lunch today and it was so good! The strawberry dressing was amazing and complemented all the fixings just right. It was enough to fill me up for lunch. I’m wondering if I can make this salad dressing and freeze it?

    1. I have never frozen it, but I guess you could def try it! I usually use it all before going bad, LOL!

  7. 4 stars
    This salad was so good. I would have never put together these ingredients together and the mix was wonderful!!

  8. 5 stars
    Yum! This dressing was amazing, my 5 and 7 yr old couldnt get enough. Simple salad but the flavours are so satisfying.

    1. 5 stars
      I absolutely love this salad! I made extra dressing as it is amazing to pair with granny smith apples for a snack!!
      Strawberries and basil are a rawkstar combination

  9. 5 stars
    The strawberry and basil flavors worked great in the dressing over this crisp salad. I loved the combination of fresh tart green apples, crunchy cucumbers and almonds, creamy avocados and crisp mixed greens. Definitely adding this recipe to my book of keepers!! It tasted of springtime!!

  10. 5 stars
    Couldn’t find Argula, so used a romaine mix.
    Pretty easy to prepare, and it definitely makes enough for two!

    Tangy and sweet – definitely hit the spot, and I would make it again.