Reach for this recipe for spring mix salad whenever you’re in the mood for a dish that’s light, healthy, and refreshing.

Spring mix salad is a nutrient-rich dish full of crisp fresh greens, vegetables, nuts, and cheese dressed in a light Dijon vinaigrette.

Packed with color and crunch, this salad is a seasonal favorite that stands on its own or serves as a perfect side dish for any entree.

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A Vibrant Salad Delight!

  • Low in calories and fat, spring mix salad is high in nutrition, fiber, and protein, and is a healthy option for warm-weather dining!
  • The colorful combination of greens pairs well with all kinds of dressings, toppings, and proteins.
  • Add budget-friendly chopped iceberg lettuce or romaine to spring mix salad for large gatherings.
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What Is In A Spring Mix Salad?

Spring Mix – AKA “mesclun” is primarily a mixture of young red romaine, arugula, oak leaf lettuce, spinach, and radicchio. The mix can change based on your location and season, but this is the most common blend.

Vegetables – Tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion balance out this salad. Try yellow, orange, or purple grape tomatoes for extra color!

Cheese & Nuts – Feta cheese and pumpkin seeds add tangy flavor and crunch to spring mix salad. PRO TIP: Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry saute pan until they’re barely golden. This makes them extra crunchy! Or use your own homemade pumpkin seeds!

Dressing – Oil, vinegar, Dijon, and a little fresh garlic are all you need here. A bottle of Italian dressing is an excellent substitute in a pinch!

Variations – Sliced radishes or Brussels sprouts, strawberries, apples (use sparingly), cranberries, bleu cheese, or parmesan are excellent additions to spring mix salad! Break some low-carb crackers instead of carby croutons!

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How To Make A Spring Mix Salad

  1. Prepare pumpkin seeds and spring mix as directed in the recipe below.
  2. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and pumpkin seeds. Crumble cheese over the top.
  3. Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle over the salad (you might not need it all).
  4. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions For Spring Mix Salad

Make it an entrée salad and top it with grilled steak, chicken, salmon, or shrimp.

Tips For Salad Success

For best results, be sure the salad mix is dry before using. A salad spinner works best but you can place the greens in a large plastic bag with a few paper towel sheets, close the top and shake the bag. The paper towels will absorb excess water.

Recipe Tips

Make the salad and dressing up to a day ahead and keep them chilled separately until ready to finish in Step 5.

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How To Store Leftovers

  • Keep leftover dressed salad in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Stir thoroughly before serving and refresh with a little extra dressing or feta cheese, if desired.

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Spring Mix Salad

This spring mix salad is a light and flavorful addition to the dinner menu.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • cup pumpkin seeds or slivered almonds
  • 4 cups spring mix
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced
  • cup feta cheese crumbled


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat a small pan over medium-low heat. Add pumpkin seeds and toast for 4-5 minutes until they turn golden in color.
  • Rinse the spring mix and pat it dry with a paper towel. Place the greens in a large salad bowl.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and toasted pumpkin seeds to the salad. Crumble feta cheese over the top.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste to make the dressing.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until the greens are evenly coated. Serve the salad immediately, and enjoy!


  • To prep ahead of time, mix dressing and keep separate from the salad portion. Add dressing to salad just before serving.
  • Leftover salad dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American

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