Salad Recipe: Healthy and Delicious Flavor Combination

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Lunch dates are my favorite. And so is lemonade. Brownies. Swimming pools. Sun tans. Beaches. Quiet. Naps. My son has been napping so much lately I’m afraid he will wake up one day and tell me, despite his ability to talk at almost 5 months old, that he’s slept enough until he’s ten and he’s ready to play. I would cry. I love when he naps because I can nap. Or read. Or work. Or make a crazy good lunch and enjoy it with some friends.

Salad picture

I have a go-to salad that is not pretentious and full of color and flavor. My friends eat it, my husband eats it, and I devour it. My go-to version looks like this:

Salad picture up close

Simple Salad Recipe


  • Spinach
  • Dark, mixed greens
  • Spicy and Sweet Pecans
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries or Blackberries
  • White Stilton with Apricot and Ginger
  • Dressing (whatever you have in the refrigerator that matches the flavor of your ingredients)

I know this combo works and tastes delicious. But here’s what I’m saying: find a combo that’s good for you and stick to it. Start with your favorite greens, and then find some nuts you love. And I mean love. You can't go wrong with berries of any kind.

You’ll be happy you took the time to figure out a winning combo. Having a go-to salad will get you out of a pinch when you need a quick meal and you can eat it for days. Enjoy!

What items do you love to add to your salad? What's your favorite dressing?

Bonnie Lewis blogs at Bonnie the Baker where she creates delicious dishes and discusses the journey of this thing called "parenthood". She is a professional writer and published author, as well as a social media expert. She has an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary where her studies of faith and culture help inform her writing, baking, and child rearing. She loves ice cream, coffee and a good book. She is married to her husband Cy and has a three month old baby boy named Chip.

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