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Mixed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing RecipeMixed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing


Mixed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing Recipe

This salad is perfect for a light and healthy lunch. It’s topped with nutritious vegetables and nuts, along with a sprinkle of dried cranberries for sweetness. The fresh cranberry dressing has a splash of orange that brings all of the flavors together. Pair it with a cup of soup, or add some protein with roasted chickpeas or grilled chicken for a full meal.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 salad
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g
4%Saturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 90mg
Total Carbohydrate 17.2g
Dietary Fiber 5.2g
Sugars 9.9g
Protein 3.2g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 small salads

Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 10 to 15 whole, fresh cranberries
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/8 tsp fine ground sea salt
  • 5 cups mixed lettuces or greens
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 8 white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • ¼ cup pecan halves
  • ¼ chopped dried cranberries


  1. In the bowl of a small food processor, combine the fresh cranberries, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and form a dressing.
  2. Place the lettuce, spinach, green onions, mushrooms, carrot, pecans and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.
  3. Divide into 4 portions and serve.
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