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spring mix salad on a white platter

10 Minute Simple Spring Mix Salad

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad

Description

Packed with vibrant greens, juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and sweet dried cherries, this Simple Spring Mix Salad is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. And the homemade maple balsamic dressing, made with just a few simple ingredients, is the perfect finishing touch!


Ingredients

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  • 1 bag greens (I use a spring mix)
  • 2 small/medium tomatoes, cut into wedges (can also use cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tablespoons roasted, salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 11.5 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Add the greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, dried cherries and sunflower seeds into a large bowl or platter. Toss lightly with desired amount of dressing then top with crumbled goat cheese. 

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  1. Whisk everything together until emulsified. Store remaining dressing in the fridge for 1 week.