my favorite quick, go-to salad
You know that feeling you get when you’ve been asked to bring something to a dinner or barbecue or picnic or potluck … and then you sort of forget until just before it’s time to go? Or maybe it’s just me – ha!
I actually quite enjoy whipping up something in the kitchen and trying new things (even though I don’t devote nearly enough time to that as I would like). But in all honesty, I am a super simple girl in the kitchen. I’m a fan of fast and easy and convenient. And for those reasons – this is my favorite go-to salad that I can pull together in a snap, even if it’s just before we head out the door with a commitment to bring a salad.
I thought this would be a good time to share this because chances are, you’re either planning a get-together or attending one soon – and that means FOOD. Here’s one way to pack some great ingredients into an easy salad that even has some red & blue for America’s upcoming Independence Day. But really … holiday or not, this is just a great salad anytime of year. We have it year-round at our house.
I N G R E D I E N T S
- Mixed greens
- Poppyseed dressing (we love Brianna’s brand)
- Strawberries, hulled and quartered
- Apples, diced
- Slivered almonds (note: candied pecans are a pretty divine substitute)
- Other favorites like quartered cucumber, Craisins, etc. are great additions as well
Really, this is just as simple as mixing everything together. My preference is to mix the salad in just a regular mixing bowl and then transferring it to the “pretty” bowl at the very end for a polished presentation. Step one? Get those mixed greens into the mixing bowl.
Cut the apples into chunks. And the strawberries. Add these and the blueberries to the salad.
Toss everything together in the bowl.
Add the dressing just before serving. Transfer to the pretty bowl.
Assuming there are no nut allergies, sprinkle those on top. Not sure? Keep them in a little bowl near the salad so people can add almonds if they want.
If you’re new to my blog / website, you may not know that we have a Freebies section that is loaded with already-designed, ready-to-print recipe cards. This salad is one of those.
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