Fast Simple Salad

Linda James


This salad is so versatile! You can mix & match the ingredients to make it unique every time. It's great as a companion salad to your meal, or it can stand alone as a meal, simply by adding some grilled chicken or salmon on top! I have also rolled ham slices into pinwheel shapes and placed them on top of the salad. Instead of cheddar cheese, try feta. In place of nuts, add pumpkin or sunflower seeds. The variations are endless, and you can make a beautiful presentation by topping with sliced strawberries or blackberries. Have fun creating this and enjoy your delicious salad!


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3 pkg
    salad mix, any combination that you like
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1 c
    cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 bottle
    ken's lite vidalia onion salad dressing
  • 1 pkg
    croutons if desired
  • 1 pt
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • ·
    blackberries or strawberries for garnish

How to Make Fast Simple Salad


  1. Mix all ingredients in large bowl except for salad dressing.
  2. Right before serving, drizzle some of the dressing over the salad. Mix thoroughly. Add more dressing as desired.
  3. Sprinkle croutons on top at last minute so they don't get soggy if you are using them.
  4. Garnish with a pretty fruit, such as strawberries or blackberries.

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About Fast Simple Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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