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Mixed Greens Salad


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!

Mixed Greens Salad with Strawberry Herb Dressing

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!

This recipe is from our amazing Fresh Start (spring) cleanse. Check it out!

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Mixed Greens Salad with Strawberry Herb Dressing

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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!


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Ingredients

FOR SALAD:

  • 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

FOR DRESSING:

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Arrange salad ingredients on a large plate.
  2. Puree the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  3. Drizzle some of the dressing over salad (you may not need all of it). Eat immediately.

Keywords: Mixed Green Salad, spring

Tags: , ,    /   Categories: Plant-Based Cleanse, Plant-Based Meals, Recipes 

By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 3.20.2017 | COMMENTS: 18

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  1. Elizabeth Creighton says:

    My husband and I had started the Spring Cleanse just before the Virus hit our area in Massachusetts. We feel great and VERY healthy. Both of us have underlying conditions and feel confident with proper cautionary practices and continuing on the cleanse, we will be fine. The amount of food that each recipe produces is too much for us (late 70’s and unable to do much strenuous exercising) so we extend the cleanse by using up the extras every few days before we move on to the next couple of days. My husband is constantly saying “I really like this food!!” This salad is one of the early meals in the cleanse — definitely a keeper!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Thank you for your comments, Elizabeth, so glad you both are loving the cleanse recipes! That’s great you and your husband are taking care of yourselves from the inside out, especially now when it’s more important than ever to have a strong immune system. Continue to stay safe and healthy!

  2. Carlina says:

    This is a delicious salad. And the dressing is soooo good! It’s very easy to put together.

  3. Denise says:

    I am super picky about homemade dressings but this one is amazing – definitely a keeper! The cucumber and apple are really refreshing too!

  4. Alyssa says:

    This recipe is amazing. It was quick to make and delicious. I especially loved making my own fresh dressing!

  5. Carol says:

    Recipe was easy to make and it was delicious. I loved having fresh ingredients in my salad dressing.

  6. Nickie K says:

    This is delicious! The hint of sweetness in the dressing is wonderful’

  7. Tabatha says:

    I LOVE this salad! So easy to make your own dressing and the summer vibe is refreshing! Fills you up and keeps this sugar craving lady happy, happy, happy!

  8. AnnMarie says:

    5 stars! Awesome, bright and delicious. Just in time for warm weather.
    Dressing is so fresh!

  9. Paula says:

    Loved this salad, the dressing is rawsome!

  10. Krista Wooley says:

    This is an extremely tasty salad! My only qualm (which is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5!) was that a single serving of the dressing did not blend well AT ALL in my blender. I know if I increased it to at least double it would blend up better. Obviously it was still delicious with chunky basil and strawberry (PS- love that combo!!).

  11. Makini says:

    Not a fan of the dressing at all…I ended up using lemon juice, salt and pepper

  12. Clara says:

    Dressing is really delicious! Just make sure you don’t overdo it on the basil (unless you love basil). I couldn’t finish this salad when I made it, very satisfying!

  13. Heather Paul says:

    Amazing! This dressing is my new favorite!

  14. Diane says:

    Opps! Forgot to rate it with my previous review. This is awesome stuff!

  15. Diane says:

    You’ll want to make a double batch of this stuff! The dressing is delicious! I like to toast the almonds myself for a nuttier flavor. Perfect for a lighter meal, especially in the summer when the strawberries are at there sweetest!

  16. Noga says:

    Hi,

    Do you use raw almonds for this salad?

    Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Noga,

      We do! If you don’t have them on hand, you can use roasted, as long as they’re not salted.

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