My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Salads, Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/21/2014

My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

I can’t count how many people have told me they buy lettuce or other vegetables only to have them go bad in the fridge. That’s because healthy salad recipes are often seen as boring and bland. The trick to eating more veggies is to change it up.

My Southern Sunrise Salad recipe gives you fiber-rich, leafy greens along with heart-healthy ingredients like olive oil, almonds, walnuts and more. Plus, this healthy salad recipe is easy to make. You can even put the chicken on the grill, so you don’t need to heat up the kitchen.

Healthy Salad Recipe: Southern Sunrise Salad

  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 5 dashes hot sauce
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, chopped
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups chicken, skinless, cooked, and diced

Mix oil, vinegar, water, hot sauce, pepper and cinnamon in a small bowl, and whisk until emulsified. Place lettuce in a large salad bowl and toss with dressing. Mix well. Add almonds, walnuts, feta and chicken, and mix lightly. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: Calories 404; Fat 33 g; Sodium 293 mg; Carbs 6 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 22 g.

Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite healthy salad recipe?

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