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fruit, nut, and seed salad

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
cindy sandberg
carlisle, IN

Good for you and endlessly adaptable! I love having a salad like this for lunch... it's satisfying all on its own.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Serve this salad as a light lunch or alongside a piece of chicken or fish for dinner. Light and refreshing with simple flavors, it's delicious. Apples add crunch and a touch of sweetness. We loved the nuts throughout. The simple dressing has a slight tang and lets the salad flavors shine. Make this salad your own by adjusting with your favorite nuts or dried fruit.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For fruit, nut, and seed salad

  • 2 c
    romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 c
    spinach, torn
  • 1
    small pear or apple, diced
  • 1
    celery stalk, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried blueberries, cranberries, or raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped walnuts or favorite nuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    mixed seeds (I use raw pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp
    walnut oil, grapeseed, or olive oil
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste

How To Make fruit, nut, and seed salad

  • Salad ingredients tossed in a bowl.
    To make the salad, combine all ingredients and toss.
  • Whisking together vinaigrette ingredients.
    To make the vinaigrette, whisk or shake all the ingredients vigorously.
  • Drizzling dressing over the salad.
    Drizzle the salad with the dressing. Enjoy!