Easy Grape Salad with Springs Greens

If you like salads, you’ve come to the right place! I have a beautiful salad recipe for you that you’re going to lovee! It’s simple, it’s crunchy, it’s flavorful, and it’s for my fellow fruit lovers. In fact, if you’re still buying pre-made balsamic dressing from the store, you won’t want to once you learn the easiest made from scratch balsamic vinaigrette recipe. It is so versatile and delicious and it’s all made with clean and healthy ingredients.

Recently, I asked my instagram friends on @cookingwithrips about what you do with your spring greens. Do you wash it? Do you just trust what it says on the bag, that it’s washed and not wash it because it gets too soggy? I received a variety of answers, but most of you said you do wash it. I can understand why you wouldn’t want to wash it because they really can get soggy. So no judgement from here either way!

Here’s what I like to do with my spring greens. I wash them with filtered water, then spread them out on a paper towel and let them air dry for a bit (about 15 minutes) before making my salads. When I prepare it this way, it does not get soggy. Now, if it sits for a few hours after adding the dressing, it will, but this salad is so good, we hardly have any leftovers!

This salad recipe is also vegan friendly and fits with many diet restrictions. So enjoy making and eating it guilt free, and let me know your thoughts when you do!

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Serves: 2Total Time: 10 minutes
5 oz. organic herb salad mix (I used the herb mix from trader joes
3/4 cup of sliced grapes (use your favorite type of grapes)
1/4 toasted sliced almonds
1 3/4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Wash (or don’t wash) your spring greens. *See my method above if washing.
2. In a medium pan, toast sliced almonds on medium heat and mix until golden brown. (About 3-4 minutes) *Feel free to skip this step if you don’t want almonds toasted.
3. In a separate small bowl, add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and stir.
4. Slice grapes in half and place them into a large salad bowl along with your spring greens, and toasted almonds.
5. Drizzle the dressing just before serving. Toss lightly and enjoy!

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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