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Mixed Citrus Green Salad

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 7 servings
Toss mixed salad greens with flavorful fruit, walnut halves, and a homemade orange-poppy seed dressing for a fresh and delicious side salad that pairs well with most main dishes. 


  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 (5-ounce) bags mixed salad greens
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container red grapefruit, drained
  • 7 tablespoons Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 21 walnut halves, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 3.8 g
  • protein 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 23.5 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 53 mg
  • calcium 60 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Arrange 2 cups salad on each of 7 plates; drizzle with 1 tablespoon Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing (reserve remaining dressing for another use). Top each serving with 3 walnut halves.

Cook's Notes

"I love to experiment, so I'm always creating recipes. The dressing in this salad is one I've been making a long time for fruit salad, but it also works well on leafy greens. Bagged salad mixes are a great time-saver, and you can throw a meal together in no time by adding a protein such as grilled chicken or shrimp." —Recipe Author and Sides & Salads Finalist, Debra Keil, Owasso, Okla.

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