Salad needs to be exciting for me to want to eat it. This mixed greens salad ticks all the boxes with a bit of crunch + lots of strawberries
Who says a mixed greens salad has to be boring? Not me!
Well, at least not me anymore. I used to cringe at salads… but I realized not all salads are created equal. Take this gem for instance. It’s filled with nutrient-rich mixed greens, tangy green apple, creamy avocado, and crunchy almonds. Seriously, this salad is the perfect way to fuel your body with tons of plant-based goodness!
How to Make a Mixed Green Salad
Making a salad that actually tastes good only takes a few key elements: fresh greens, toppings and a good dressing. The days of ranch on iceberg are over for good!
The strawberry herb dressing is ah-mazing. Seriously, I could drink it. If you want these greens on the go, feel free to prep your salad ahead of time in a mason jar. Simply layer the ingredients in the mason jar, but store the dressing in a separate container. When you’re ready to eat, pour the dressing on, give the mason jar a good shake, and enjoy!
A hearty salad is a great way to load up on several servings worth of fiber-rich veggies + fruit. This salad is full of flavors and textures that are sure to delight your taste buds while keeping your body fueled + satisfied!
2 cups mixed greens (loosely packed)
1/2 cup cucumber (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup green apple (diced)
1/2 avocado (sliced or diced)
2 tbsp sliced almonds
1/2 cup strawberries (diced)
1 tbsp fresh basil (roughly chopped)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp maple syrup
Pinch sea salt (to taste)
Pinch ground pepper
Arrange salad ingredients on a large plate.
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.