This Spring greens salad is a wonderful way to welcome the spring season. This Spring mix salad is delightful with a Balsamic dressing. Spring mix greens also go great with this homemade honey mustard salad dressing.
Easy to make with a selection of mixed greens from the farmer's market or your grocery store.
This Simple Greens Salad can be made with baby greens and you can even start with a bagged salad if you are short on time. This salad is best with a vinaigrette dressing , or a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
There are some pretty good store-bought dressings, but I prefer making my own, even though it takes a little longer. I also love that when you make your own salad dressing, you know exactly what is in the dressing. A lot of bottled salad dressings have added sugars and preservatives that I am not sure I need. Plus you can change up your dressing recipe to suit your preferences.
This salad is perfect for spring or summer and I make it often at our house.
For this version, I added dried cranberries, feta cheese and just a few candied pecans for some crunch. Candied pecans on a salad are like frosting on a cake. Well, almost.
And of course, there is BACON.
I love adding some crispy bacon bits.
Now it is ready for a little dressing. I linked to two of my dressings above, but you can make a quick olive oil and balsamic dressing or use a store-bought vinaigrette as well.
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I think you will enjoy it!
This salad is always tasty and can be changed up by adding additional ingredients such as sliced mushrooms, sunflower seeds, avocado and radishes to name a few.
Simple Spring Greens Salad
Spring Greens Salad
- 1 bag mixed salad greens - I used an organic mix of baby greens arugula and chard
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ purple onion sliced
- ¼ cup Roma tomatoes diced
- 3 tablespoons feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons bacon crumbles optional
- 2 tablespoons candied pecans
- 1. Wash and drain greens.
- 2. Place in a large mixing bowl.
3.Add remaining ingredients
- 4. Serve with dressing. .
Like I mentioned, you can use a store-bought springs salad mix and add these other ingredients, along with your homemade dressing to save you some time.
What is your favorite spring salad ingredient? Do you make your own salad dressing?
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I have trouble with any salad dressings that AREN'T homemade. And yum to the bacon! I would probably substitute a different kind of cheese. I've never been able to do feta.
I LOVE a good old fashioned chef salad, but with a healthier twist. Mixed greens, broccoli, carrots, peppers, etc. and then cheese, a lean meat, bacon and EGGS! Oh, and cucumbers and/or pickles. Olives. Chickpeas!!
I love cucumbers and peppers too Tamara! Bacon pretty much makes everything taste better right?
I love salads with cranberries in them. Always a sweet surprise in every bite!
That looks yummy, and I'm not even a fan of salads 🙂
Simple Nature Decor
I am a vegetarian... I'm always looking for fabulous Salad recipes!
This is a wonderful post! I would love if you would link these great recipes to my Party I am having for the next 5 days..
Here is the link: http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/whats-cooking-in-capri-italy-for-fabulous-friday/
Thanks for stopping by Maria! I will link up - I love parties 🙂
Simple Nature Decor
So happy you linked up this post! Salads are my favorite food and I'm always trying different ones.. I just have to eliminate the meat and add the extra cheese.. Have a great weekend! Hope to see more salads recipes from you!
As a Pescatarian, I think people think I am a healthy eater...back when I was full Vegetarian, I called myself the 'Junk Food Vegetarian" 😉 I am super picky with salads, but this looks like one I would love; mixed spring greens & feta cheese, I am there! Do you have a post for your dressings?
Thanks Mary! Yes, my dressings are linked in the post, or can be fournd in the Recipe File.
Congrats! Your beautiful salad will be featured this Wednesday on Redhead's Kitchen! Thank for linking up to Inspiration Monday Party, Raquel!
Thank you Julie! You made my day!
Jessi @ Practically Functional
I know you already saw the feature on my blog this morning, so I'm just stopping by to pin it and say thanks for sharing!
A classic salad is always a good and quick choice for any meal. Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!
Thank you for hosting Liz!