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Easy Everyday Salad

Easy Everyday Salad
  • Quick & Easy!
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 4
Ready In: 15 minutes

Why We Like It

The beautiful thing about salads - and this one in particular - is they can include any variety of your favorite ingredients.  And, eating a salad EVERY day is a habit worth achieving, and this recipe is mindlessly easy, fortifying and versatile!

Prepare the Salad:

  • 4 cups fresh spinach (or greens of your choice)
  • 1 carrot (sliced, or cut into strips)
  • 1 cucumber (cut once or twice lengthwise and sliced, then cut into bite size pieces)
  • 3 radishes (sliced, or 1 cup broccoli or cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (whole or cut in half, or one large tomato, chopped)

Add to a large bowl.

Add Next:

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or raisins, or other dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese (or other cheese of your choice, such as feta or gorgonzola, OPTIONAL)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped, or other nut of your choice such as almonds, pecans or pistachios)
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (no salt added, rinsed and drained, or other beans of your choice, such as black or navy beans)

Add to the bowl and toss to combine.

Add the Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Add to a small bowl or mason jar and stir or shake to combine.  Pour over salad and toss to combine.

Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information for one serving (2 cups without cheese)

  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 15.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Total Sugars: 5 g
  • Added Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Sodium: 225 mg