Colorful Green Salads/ Vegan Recipes

Fruity, Nutty Mixed Greens Salads

Mixed baby greens salads

Start with mixed baby greens, spinach, or arugula (or some combination of two or three of these) and add fresh seasonal fruits and a sprinkling of nuts to make easy salads. This kind of salad adds a refreshing note to most any kind of meal. There’s almost nothing to it, and you need not follow any recipe! You can vary it each time you make it.

Choose a green: Baby greens, arugula, baby spinach, or a combination.

Add a fresh fruit: Apples, pears, Asian pears, or small seedless oranges are good almost year-round; use whole blueberries or sliced strawberries for summer salads. Mango or pineapple chunks are also splendid, whenever available.

Toss in some nuts: Choose one or two from among toasted walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, toasted pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.

Welcome additions: Though optional, use one or two of the following for added color and flavor — diced avocado; thinly sliced red bell pepper, thinly shredded red cabbage, or sliced radicchio.

Dressing: Use French, papaya-poppyseed, raspberry vinaigrette, or keep it simple with fruity olive oil and a splash of  lemon  juice.

mixed greens salads

Adapted from Plant Power by Nava Atlas. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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    Tally erp 9
    June 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Ok…this sounds yummy! Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing

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