Quick, tasty and simple salad - the nuts and dried fruit make a great combo.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix salad greens and ranch dressing together in a bowl until evenly coated. Add tomato, cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, flax seeds, sea salt, and garlic; mix well. Top with Parmesan cheese.

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Tips

Cook's Note:

Tips

If you enjoy a more moist salad make it 1/3 cup of ranch dressing instead.

Nutrition Facts

184.3 calories; 4.6 g protein; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 170.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2015
Very tasty and easy to throw together. Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed it with walnuts. It will be a perfect summer salad to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2015
Jason your salad has potential but there is a major error on the lettuce amount! I think it should be closer to at least 8 cups of lettuce. A typical salad has 2 cups of lettuce per person. 1/4 cup of dressing 3/4 cup of dried fruit and 1/2 cup of nuts is incredible for the amount of lettuce. As a result I kept the lettuce the same maybe adding a little more and did about 1 tblsp of each topping. Still 4 Tblsp of dressing was a bit much. I used a lighter yogurt ranch. Unless this is supposed to mainly be fruits and nuts mixed with ranch dressing? With the added garlic and parmesan it reminded me of a ceasar salad with added nuts and fruit. Add more lettuce and add the other ingredients to taste and this is not too bad if one loves ranch dressing. I also would only make this right before serving. The lettuce starts to break down from the dressing as most lettuce salads with the dressing mixed directly in. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2015
Very tasty and easy to throw together. Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed it with walnuts. It will be a perfect summer salad to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2013
Quick tasty and simple salad - the nuts and dried fruit make a great combo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2015
Very tasty and easy to throw together. Since I didn't have any almonds on hand I subbed it with walnuts. It will be a perfect summer salad to make. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2015
Jason your salad has potential but there is a major error on the lettuce amount! I think it should be closer to at least 8 cups of lettuce. A typical salad has 2 cups of lettuce per person. 1/4 cup of dressing 3/4 cup of dried fruit and 1/2 cup of nuts is incredible for the amount of lettuce. As a result I kept the lettuce the same maybe adding a little more and did about 1 tblsp of each topping. Still 4 Tblsp of dressing was a bit much. I used a lighter yogurt ranch. Unless this is supposed to mainly be fruits and nuts mixed with ranch dressing? With the added garlic and parmesan it reminded me of a ceasar salad with added nuts and fruit. Add more lettuce and add the other ingredients to taste and this is not too bad if one loves ranch dressing. I also would only make this right before serving. The lettuce starts to break down from the dressing as most lettuce salads with the dressing mixed directly in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2017
I made this for a luncheon with 9 people and everyone loved it (even my kids went back for second and third servings. It was great that I had all the ingredients on hand too. Read More