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one bowl of mixed green salad with avocado, apple, dill, and dressing
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Mixed Green Salad Recipe

This is simple yet so delicious green salad made with fresh mixed greens, soft avocado, crunchy cucumber and crisp green apple. Tossed with homemade lemon dill dressing, and topped with nutty pistachios, this side salad pairs perfect with everything!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, World
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 Side Salad
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

For Salad

  • 5 cups Mixed Salad Greens
  • 2 Persian Cucumber half moon sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple diced
  • 1 medium Avocado diced
  • ¼ cup Pistachios

For Salad Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice or Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill plus for garnish finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  • To start with, add all the ingredients for salad dressing in a jar, cover with lid and shake vigorously to combine.
  • In a large bowl, add mixed salad greens, cucumber, green apple, avocado, and pour the dressing (reserve some to serve in small bowl on side).
  • Give a gentle toss and top with pistachios and chopped fresh dill. Serve immediately!

Notes

Storing: The fresh greens from the salad may get soggy, but you can store the leftovers in a clean airtight container for up to one day.
Lemon Dill Dressing: You can prepare the dressing up-to 3 days in advance and refrigerate it.
Feel free to add different ingredients for arrays of bright flavors:
  1. Freshly grated parmesan cheese, tart balsamic vinaigrette, cured or cooked salmon, tender shrimp, crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese, and more.
  2. Nuts and seeds such as pecans, walnuts, almonds, and pepitas(Pumpkin seeds).
  3. Dried fruits like cranberries, raisins, figs, pomegranates, or even dates can be use.
  4. Types of grains to this salad such as couscous, quinoa, fluffy farro, or pasta-like orzo.
  5. Fresh tomatoes, blanched chopped asparagus, bell peppers, radishes, onions like red onions, crunchy carrots, olives.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg