Is it fruit salad, or green salad? Doesn't matter how you classify it, this delightful hybrid – with its fresh and dried fruit, nuts, cheese, and fresh springtime greens – is just plain tasty.
Not only that – it offers you all the benefits of those bright-colored fruits and vegetables you KNOW you're supposed to eat, but never quite get around to. Combine them all in one big bowl, and you're that much closer to your daily goals for fiber, the key vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants.
Another benefit – this recipe can be adjusted to feed just one person – you! – or a full-kitchen brunch crowd. Without specific amounts of ingredients (except for the vinaigrette dressing), it's up to you how much salad you want to make.
Let's get started. First, buy some mixed greens. You'll often see these in a large container at the supermarket, labeled "spring mix," or something similar. These colorful mixes usually contain some combination of baby kale, spinach, romaine, arugula, and red and green leaf lettuces.