Spring Mix Salad Recipe

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This delicious spring mix salad recipe is fresh, vibrant, and healthy, made with baby spring mix greens, edible flowers, tomato, avocado, cucumber, beet, artichoke hearts, red onion, and olives, and served with homemade salad dressing. 

Spring Mix Salad Recipe

I've been eating a lot more salad this week, for multiple reasons. It is already hot here in Florida, and cooking excessively in the kitchen over a hot stove just makes it miserable. In our home, I rarely do side vegetable dishes, because we enjoying eating a big salad before our main meal, and sometimes by the time I'm finished adding veggies and toppings, the salad is our meal. For more salad ideas try Vegan Greek Salad, Black-Eyed Peas Salad, Simple Quinoa Salad, and Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Spring Mix Salad

This refreshing spring mix salad is certainly an eye-pleaser, with all the vibrant colors, fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The salad is such a delight to eat, and easy to prepare. Make the salad dressing ahead of time since it lasts for about a week in the refrigerator.

Here in Florida, my garden is blooming with lots of beautiful edible flowers, such as nasturtium, marigolds, lavender, and lots of herbs are flourishing. I couldn't help but add them to my salad; the color, textures, and flavors are so delightful for springtime.

This delicious spring mix salad recipe is fresh vibrant and healthy, made with baby spring mix greens, edible flowers, tomato, avocado, cucumber, beet, artichoke hearts, red onion, olive and served with homemade salad dressing. 

Edible Flowers For Spring Mix Salad

  • Rose
  • Begonia
  • Daylily 
  • Dandelion
  • Chive
  • Pansy
  • Squash
  • Echinacea
  • Garden Sorrel
  • Hibiscus
  • Impatiens

It is important to research and properly identify edible flowers, there are toxic look-alike plants that can be mistaken for edible plants. It is good to be sure, so if you have doubts, ask an expert in your area, or you can get a good book from your local library or online, here are some:

  1. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide To Over 200 Natural Foods.
  2. Identifying And Harvesting Edible And Medicinal Plants.
  3. Adventures In Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants.

There are also various smartphone apps for identifying plants, such as FlowerChecker, NatureGate, and quite a few more.

Fresh ingredients for spring mix salad

What's In Spring Mix Salad

  • Spring Mix Salad
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Beet
  • Artichoke Heart
  • Red Onion
  • Olive
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Edible Flowers

How To Make Spring Mix Salad?

I usually rinse my store-bought salad mix, even though they have been triple washed, then drain in a colander. It is just my personal preference, so you can skip this step. You can add other herbs like parsley, mint, lovage, and purslane to the salad.

  1. Place spring salad mix in a large bowl, top with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, beet, artichoke heart, red onion, olive, fresh herbs (I added cilantro and basil), and edible flowers of your choice, (I added marigolds and nasturtium). 

How To Make Salad Dressing?

You can soak your cashews in water for about 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator if using a standard blender. You don't need to soak your cashews if you are using a high-speed blender. 

Place cashews in the blender, add water, lemon juice, tahini, nutritional yeast flakes, garlic, and salt. Process until creamy. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat.

What Toppings Can You Add To Salad?

  • Sunflower Seed
  • Hemp Seed
  • Corn
  • Radish
  • Peas
  • Bell Pepper
  • Chickpeas
  • Pepitas
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Marinated Tofu

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close up of spring salad mix in a blue bowl, basil, edible flowers on a wooden board

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Nutrition

Energy:
322 kcal / 1346 kJ
Fat:
23 g
Protein:
8 g
Carbs:
25 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Ready in:
20 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Instructions

For The Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

  1. You can soak your cashews in water for about 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator if using a standard blender. You don't need to soak your cashews if you are using a high-speed blender. 
  2. Place cashews in the blender, add water, lemon juice, tahini, nutritional yeast flakes, garlic, and salt. Process until creamy. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat.

For The Spring Mix Salad

  1. Place spring salad mix in a large bowl, top with tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, beet, artichoke heart, red onion, olive, fresh herbs (I added cilantro and basil), and edible flowers of your choice, (I added marigolds and nasturtium). 

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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