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This easy spring mix salad recipe comes together quickly and is bursting with juicy blueberries, crunchy walnuts, and creamy goat cheese. It has all of the flavor and texture components that take a bag of spring mix salad from blah to delicious!
The blueberry vinaigrette that comes with this salad doesn’t require a sweetener, but if you want a sweet dressing, you’ll probably want to add one.
My go-to for dressings is Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, which is a natural sweetener that tastes and acts just like real sugar, without the actual sugar. (If you’re not sugar-free, regular sugar or even maple syrup works just fine as well.)
Spring Mix Salad Ingredients
The ingredients in this salad recipe using spring mix are pretty basic:
Ingredients for spring mix salad:
- Spring mix salad greens – The one I buy has six different kinds of baby lettuce, red and green chard, mizuna, arugula, frisee, and radicchio. Many of these greens are actually available at any time of year. Still, there’s something about the spring mix that just feels like spring! If you really want to include some truly seasonal greens in your salad, feel free to throw in some watercress or collard greens, too.
- Blueberries – Feel free to change it up with other berries too. Raspberries or strawberries would also work great! Make sure you keep track of the carb counts in your fruit.
- Walnuts – You can buy raw or roasted, but I recommend roasting them if you buy raw.
- Goat cheese – You can buy a log and crumble yourself, or buy crumbled goat cheese.
Ingredients for blueberry vinaigrette:
- Olive oil – Use a light or extra light olive oil for dressing.
- Apple cider vinegar – This combines with the olive oil to create an emulsified dressing.
- Sweetener – As mentioned above, this is optional, and even regular sugar or maple syrup works if that fits into your diet, but I always use Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend.
- Sea salt & pepper – Season your salad dressing to taste.
If you want a dressing that is more savory than sweet, hazelnut oil is delicious.
How To Make Spring Mix Salad
- Blend dressing. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Look at that pretty dressing color!
- Assemble. Place the spring mix, blueberries, walnuts, and goat cheese into a large bowl and toss with dressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is in spring mix salad?
Spring mix salads will vary a bit, depending on where you buy them. I like to use a Trader Joe’s greens blend for this spring mix salad recipe. It has six different kinds of baby lettuce, red and green chard, mizuna, arugula, frisee, and radicchio.
Is spring mix salad healthy?
Yes! It’s a salad mix that’s made up of a variety of greens. It’s always a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and greens – salad included!
What kind of dressing works with spring mix salad?
One thing to keep in mind with any spring mix salad recipe is that the greens are generally pretty fragile. To avoid overpowering them, a light vinaigrette dressing works best. I opted for a blueberry vinaigrette for this one. With blueberries in both the dressing and the salad itself, it’s light and sweet and fruity!
Can you use a different sweetener?
Yes, you can. I already mentioned that I prefer Besti, but feel free to swap in any sugar substitute you like, to taste.
You can make the dressing a day or two ahead, but don’t assemble and dress the salad until right before serving. Baby spring mix salad greens are quite fragile, so they will get soggy if they are dressed too soon.
Store the salad dressing in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. You can also assemble the salad into a salad bowl a few hours in advance and store in the refrigerator.
Dress the salad right before serving.
More Healthy Salad Recipes
If you like spring mix salad recipe ideas like this one, you might also like some of these other healthy ones:
- Kale Crunch Salad – This 10 minute salad is made with green kale, a homemade vinaigrette, and crunchy toppings with sweet and savory flavors. It’s always a hit.
- Greek Salad – Just 5 ingredients and an easy dressing for this Greek salad that’s full of crunchy vegetables. It’s a great side for chicken, fish, beef, or lamb.
- Italian Antipasto Salad – All of the flavors of a traditional antipasto salad in salad form. Ready in 10 minutes.
- Costco Copycat Sweet Kale Salad – it’s a remake of one of my favorite store-bought salad mixes. You can easily swap the honey with a sugar-free sweetener if you want to.
- Marinated Artichoke Salad – This easy salad features peppery arugula that’s tossed with marinated artichokes, tomatoes, onion, and an easy dressing.
Tools To Make Spring Mix Salad
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- High Powered Blender – This blender makes a smooth and delicious dressing in minutes.
- Produce Container – Store the greens in this container to preserve your salad for longer.
Spring Mix Salad Recipe
Spring Mix Salad (5 Minutes!)
A vibrant, EASY spring mix salad recipe with blueberries, goat cheese, walnuts, and blueberry vinaigrette dressing. Ready in 5 minutes!
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To make the dressing, puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. (*See note about sweetness.)
Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing.
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Serving size: 1 cup
Besti, which is my favorite sugar-free sweetener, is listed as an optional ingredient, but is not required. I like to use about a teaspoon of the powdered kind, for light sweetness and smooth texture. Otherwise, the blueberry vinaigrette is only slightly sweet from the blueberries. If you prefer a sweeter dressing, feel free to add a bit of your favorite sweetener to taste.
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What can you add instead of walnuts to make it nut free?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Vel, You can omit the walnuts.
I can only echo everyone else. This is excellent. Simple, fresh and delicious. I just served this to lunch guests as part of a fruit inspired salad menu alongside pineapple and tomato fattoush, borlotti, date and apple salad and quinoa with pomegranate and pistachio.
This salad was the star of the show as far as I’m concerned!
This salad looks amazing. I would like to have this as a meal prep for the week. How would you recommend storing the dressing so that I can just add it to the salad each day?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Mary, You could store it in a mason jar in the refrigerator. Or you could use the small condiment containers to store in individual servings.
This salad is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!!
I made this last spring for an Easter potluck but substituted strawberries. I’m making it again tomorrow for Easter dinner, but with strawberries because the store didn’t have blueberries. It’s delicious!
It was absolutely delicious!!
Made this recipe just after I started my Keto journey and it was absolutely delicious.
Excellent salad. I prefer pecans so substituted them for walnuts. Used a splash of orange juice as my blueberries were quite ripe and released a lot of pectin making the vinaigrette too thick otherwise. Was absolutely delicious and all 5 at the table agreed it must be made again!
Love me a delicious spring salad with this amazing weather! I love the toppings you added!
PS: your pictures are gorgeous!
Enriqueta E Lemoine0
This salad screams SPRING! I loved all the flavors you put together Great pictures!
This salad was so delicious and refreshing! The blueberries added a burst of flavour while the walnuts added some crunch. Thanks for sharing.
This combo is one of my favourites for salad!! Now that it’s summer, I am craving all of the salad, so this is perfect for me!
I always say the salad is totally about the dressing, and this one looks so easy and so good! Plus, I love the combination of walnuts and goat cheese on just about anything.
Love the combination of ingredients in this spring salad. So fresh and delicious
Mmmh, this is my kind of salad, I love mixed salad with goat cheese. Your vinaigrette is authentic and I am sure it makes this salad taste a little heaven.
Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli0
Such a gorgeous salad, it has all the flavors I like!
This is such a great spin on a salad. It’s perfect for luncheons with friends!
Amy L Huntley0
This salad is not only beautiful, it is so flavorful! I love the berries and crunchy nuts! The dressing was the light and SO GOOD!
I am craving all the salads lately!! This one is so tasty! Love the goat cheese on top.
Love the fresh flavors & the crunch from the walnuts! That blueberry vinaigrette adds so much flavor!
I’ve fallen in love with monkfruit sweetener. I’m fine having things that are not sweet, but it has helped my family eat some of the meals I do – and that way I don’t have to prepare two separate meals. Thanks for this yummy salad recipe. It was a big hit. I added grilled chicken for a complete meal. And EVERYONE had it. Thanks for your awesome recipes!
Now, in Florida is the blueberry season. I get these very nice and plumped berries from a local farm. I will be making this salad a great idea to use all those berries.
This was a such a fresh and easy delicious dinner! Had extra blueberries so perfect way to use them up. Would never think to put them in a salad!
This spring mix salad looks absolutely delicious, the combination of green leaves and berries is one of my favorites! And this blueberry vinaigrette is the perfect pairing. What a great summer recipe. Bookmarked! Will make it soon!
My hubby and I love this salad especially the blueberry vinaigrette! So tasty and so delicious! I love all the flavors this salad brings out. Definitely making this salad again!
What a beautiful salad. Blueberries and goats cheese is such a delicious combination.
I was sceptical about blueberries in a salad, but this was AMAZING!
The goat cheese and sweetness from the blueberries puts this recipe over the top! I don’t mind eating salads if they’re all like this!
What a lovely salad/ Perfect for upcoming warmer summer days. I will definitely make this.
This recipe is a winner! Loved the sweet and salty flavours in this salad, and the blueberry vinaigrette was especially delicious!
Next time, rather than mixing all the ingredients together, I would layer the greens, top with the blueberries, walnuts and feta, and then drizzle the dressing on at the end, for a better presentation.
Just finished making the vinaigrette. Looks and tastes simply delicious! Bringing the salad out to a camp party tomorrow for everyone to enjoy. I believe that it will be a hit! Thank you!
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
I hope everyone loves it, Colleen! Please come back again soon!
Awesome. I will try this and then will come back again to share my experience.
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you, I hope you’ll like it!
Delicious spring mix salad. Thank you for sharing with us.
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!
Really enjoyed this. Dressing came together fast in my Vitamix. Took dressing in a small lidded jar. Took blueberries and cheese for three days in one container and spring mix in another to work and stashed in the fridge. I had lunch for three days. (I keep walnuts there.) I ate more than one serving, but who wouldn’t? It’s delicious.
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it. Great idea to have this ready to go for work lunches!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons0
This is my go to salad! Love the flavors!
Love the sound of this salad!
Maya | Wholesome Yum0
Thank you, Jennifer!
Can blackberries be used instead of blueberries? Not really fond of blueberries.
Wholesome Yum M0
Hi Monica, Yes!