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This Mixed Greens Salad Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to all your Fall dishes. So easy to put together and tastes delightful!

Mixed Greens Salad Recipe ~ a plate full of mixed green salad recipe that contains field greens, fresh pear slices, black berries, crumbled white cheese and pecan halves, bowl of salad in the background and 2 full pears

There’s nothing like a fresh green salad. Do you like field greens or are you more of a Romaine lettuce person?

I happen to like both, but the field greens in this Mixed Greens Salad Recipe compliment the sweetness of the fruit well.

My family absolutely loves it when I add fresh fruit to our salads. It makes me happy to see them devour salads! We love it with this with Butternut Squash Soup, or this delicious Smoky Pumpkin Soup.

So, there’s not too much to this salad, I mean it’s not rocket science, it’s pretty simple, yet SO flavorful, and, there are all kinds of ways to change it up.

Swap Greens~

  • Use Arugula for a peppery flavor
  • Use Romaine for more Crunch
  • Use Butter lettuce or Boston Bibb for a sweeter lettuce
copper bowl of mixed greens, fresh pear slices on the table beside the bowl, small round container of fresh blackberries, 2 whole pears

Swap Fruit~

  • Use apples instead of pears
  • Use persimmons or peaches
  • Use pomegranate arils in place of black berries
  • Use blueberries, raspberries or even grapes in place of blackberries
  • Add some dried fruit such as dried cherries or cranberries

Swap Nuts (or seeds)~

  • Walnuts
  • pine nuts
  • hazelnuts
  • pepitas
  • sunflower seeds
Mixed greens salad in a copper bowl full of mixed field greens, fresh pear slices, blackberries, pecans and crumbled goat cheese. 2 whole pears sitting beside it with a few pear slices

Add Protein~

You can turn this into more of a main dish by adding some protein

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Beef

Add Fall Veggies

  • Roasted pumpkin
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Sweet potatoes

You pretty much have endless flavor combinations here. This should keep you satisfied for a long time!

mixed greens, pear slices, blackberries, pecans and crumbled cheese with a fork resting on top

Say Cheese!

Not a fan of goat cheese or just want another flavor?

  • Blue cheese
  • Gorganzala
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • White cheddar (or orange)
  • Smoked Gouda

Seriously, cheese options are endless!

Mixed Greens Salad Recipe Dressing~

You can pretty much use your favorite dressing with this. For me, my kind of “stand by” if you will, my go-to that tastes good on everything– Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Sometimes I make this with only 2 ingredients. 2 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar. When I’m feeling a little more… fancy, I add a squirt of dijon mustard and a bit of maple syrup.

There are several homemade dressings (including the balsamic vinaigrette) in this post on easy jam jar salad dressings. Maybe one will jump out at you.

Mixed Greens Salad Recipe Pairings~

a plate full of mixed green salad recipe that contains field greens, fresh pear slices, black berries, crumbled white cheese and pecan halves, bowl of salad in the background and 2 full pears

There you have it! One easy Mixed Greens Salad Recipe with endless variations. Let me know how you make it your own! Tag me on social media (@artfrommytable) or leave me a comment.

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See you next time!

XOXO,

Chellie

📋 Recipe

a plate full of mixed green salad recipe that contains field greens, fresh pear slices, black berries, crumbled white cheese and pecan halves, bowl of salad in the background and 2 full pears

Fall Salad with Fresh Pears

This salad is the perfect accompaniment to all your Fall dishes. Healthy and delightful!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Spring Field Greens
  • 1 cup sliced pears
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss.
  • Serve with your favorite Salad Dressing, or the Balsamic Vinaigrette mentioned in the post. 

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4490IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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