Sweet Mixed Greens Salad

This Sweet Mixed Greens Salad recipe is the perfect salad to make in the heat of summer, when the strawberries are juicy and at their peak. But truly, it tastes great any time of year and is also a festive salad to serve on Christmas. Almonds and sunflower seeds provide a crunchy texture and the addition of thyme to the dressing gives this Paleo salad recipe a fresh flavor. You can exclude the bacon to make this a vegan and vegetarian-friendly dish, but the addition of bacon really rounds out the flavors in the Paleo salad recipe.

If you enjoyed our Sweet Mixed Greens Salad recipe, try our Basil Spinach Salad recipe next time. For more Paleo salad and salad dressing recipes, visit our PaleoPlan recipe center.

Sweet Mixed Greens Salad
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Sweet Mixed Greens Salad

Servings 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 289

carbohydrate 9g

protein 7g

fat 26g

saturated fat 4g

cholesterol 11mg

sodium 498mg

potassium 206mg

fiber 3g

sugar 4g


  • 3 cup(s) greens, mixed (spinach, romaine, or other dark leafy greens of choice - washed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup(s) strawberries, fresh sliced
  • 1/4 cup(s) almonds sliced
  • 1/4 cup(s) sunflower seeds, raw
  • 2 medium onion(s), green chopped
  • 6 slice(s) bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) thyme, dried or fresh
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, toss the greens with the sunflower seeds, almonds, green onions, bacon, and thyme.
  2. In a small bowl, use a whisk to stir together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Add the balsamic vinegar mixture to the greens mixture and toss together. Add sea salt (to taste) and top with strawberries. Serve cold.