fruit, nut, and seed salad

★★★★★ 2
a 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. A simple dressing has a slight tang and lets the salad flavors shine. Make this your own by adjusting with your favorite nuts or dried fruit.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 1
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For fruit, nut, and seed salad

  • 2 c
    romaine lettuce, torn (or your favorite)
  • 1 c
    spinach, torn
  • 1
    small pear (or apple) diced
  • 1
    celery stalk, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried blueberries (or cranberries or raisins)
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped walnuts (or favorite nuts)
  • 1 Tbsp
    mixed seeds (shown; raw pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp
    walnut oil (or 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.
    Combine all salad ingredients and toss.
  • Whisking together vinaigrette ingredients.
    Combine vinaigrette ingredients and whisk or shake vigorously.
  • Drizzling dressing over the salad.
    Drizzle salad with dressing. Enjoy!