This salad is super easy to put together! It is so satisfying and you’ll enjoy every bite of this crunchy and flavorful salad. Great side dish or solo meal. Also a great option to bring to your next gathering!
Five years ago I had just gone back to work after a 10-week maternity leave. We welcomed a second precious son. But I was SAD. Like, so totally devastatingly depressed about not being at home with my newborn and three-year-old. I remember saying to my (still) bestest friend, “Why can’t I be one of those lucky people who writes a blog for a living?!” And she said, “You can be. Do it!”
Literally the next day, I started this blog. A year and a half after that day, I lost my full-time job as a graphic designer (a blessing in disguise at the time). From that moment on I have been blessed enough to divide my time between being a stay-at-home mom, photographer and food blogger. I can honestly say that I could not ask for a better set of jobs.
THANK YOU for being so wonderful and supportive and awesome for the past five years. Without YOU, this job would not be nearly as awesome.
This recipe was put inspired by my mom. She was going to be visiting from California. It is because of her that I have labeled myself the queen of salads and sandwiches. The day before she arrived, I asked her for an idea for a salad to make while she was here. Here is the simple yet YUMMY creation she came up with. Thank you, MOM!
HOW TO MAKE GRAPE PECAN SUMMER SALAD WITH A DELICIOUS VINAIGRETTE
I hope this becomes an all time favorite healthy salad for you like it did for me!
In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, grapes, goat cheese and pecans. Toss all together.
In a small bowl, whisk together the raspberry jam, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate both bowls until ready to serve.
Just before serving, add the dressing and toss into the salad greens until coated.
This salad doesn’t have any meat and it’s perfect that way. But if you want to add some protein, shredded rotisserie chicken is an awesome addition.
Chopped red onion and avocado are excellent additions or substitutions to this meal.
Candied pecans or 1 tsp of chia seeds are a good additions to your salad.
CRAVING MORE HEALTHY SALADS OPTIONS?
Best Chopped Salad – This chopped salad is packed with delicious ingredients including candied pecans, red onions, avocado, tomatoes and more!
Edamame Tomato Corn Salad – Edamame Tomato Corn Salad is my favorite salad recipe of ALL TIME. This delicious salad is a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed any time of the year. Bring this to a party and it will be devoured immediately!
Loaded Veggie Salad – This versatile Loaded Veggie Salad is EASY to make and it is packed with healthy ingredients, such as chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes and avocados. It is a delicious lunch, wrap filling, party side or even a topping for chicken!
Quinoa Edamame Salad – Quinoa Edamame Salad is great for parties and can be served in throw-away cups for serving ease. Also great as a salad to have in the fridge. It is packed with fresh fruit and veggies.
Crunchy Bok Choy Salad – This crunchy, veggie-packed Bok Choy Salad is a great dish to bring to parties. Prepare this one just before serving. It will quickly become a salad favorite!
Avocado Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette– This is the most beautiful, vibrant salad you’ll ever meet that also aligns with the Whole30 diet! There is such an intriguing combination of flavors and textures and you’ll want to eat it every single day.
Green Salad With Grapes And Pecans And Raspberry Vinaigrette
- 6 cups Romaine lettuce rinsed and chopped
- 2 cups red grapes halved
- 4 oz. container crumbled goat cheese
- 1 cup pecans chopped
- 1/4 cup raspberry jam
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, grapes, cheese and pecans. Toss.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the raspberry jam, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate both bowls until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss until coated.