Mixed Green Salad with Fruit is an excellent accompaniment to your main course. You may even want to make it into a meal by adding sliced rotisserie chicken before tossing. I bring this salad recipe with me to potlucks and parties often because it is so fresh and tasty. Just wait before adding the dressing until right before serving.
Fresh raspberries and strawberries are especially delicious in the summer. At cooler times of the year, try experimenting with pomegranate seeds or blood orange slices instead of mandarins.
1 package salad greens (about 1 1/2 cups freshly washed greens - throw a bit of spinach in too)
1/2 c. fresh raspberries
1/2 c. fresh sliced strawberries
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1/3 c. sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c. raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Toast almonds by placing in a baking pan in a single layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Stir often.
Combine salad greens, fruit, cheese and then add nuts. Right before serving, add salad dressing and mix well.
That's it! Now you can focus on your dinner conversations instead!