The Ultimate Green Salad Formula


1 head lettuce (any kind you choose), washed, dried and chopped
1 c. nuts (I prefer pine nuts, almonds, plain walnuts, candied walnuts, pecans or candied pecans, pumpkin sees, sunflower seeds), lightly toasted
½ c. cheese (Gorgonzola, Maytag blue, Feta or Goat Cheese), crumbled
½ c. fruit (citrus quarters, dried cranberries, apple cubes, dried blueberries, dried cherries, pear slices)
3-4 T. olive oil based dressing of your choice


Kitchen Tools Used: OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, the best way to dry your greens and it’s even fun for the kids to use!

1. Toss all of these ingredients together in a salad bowl and serve.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

When tossing your salad, add in the dressing bit by bit until you achieve the desired consistency. This way you won’t overdress the greens and leave everything soggy. Never dress your lettuce until right before you want to eat it!

Naptime Stopwatch

Making a salad should take no more than 5 minutes!

Naptime Reviews

My husband and I love a good salad. This fall we’ve been especially partial to adding chopped apples and pears. Sometimes I also add homemade croutons for a special treat – but that is a recipe for another post!

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