If you struggle to eat green salad, you need to try my friend Mary’s Easy Perfect Salad Dressing for Spring Mix Greens! This simple dressing turns Spring Mix into an amazing salad that can help you get back on track when you’ve been having too many indulgent meals!
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I share lots of low-carb and Keto recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen, but I don’t share many diet tips. But today I’m featuring my friend Mary’s Perfect Easy Dressing for Spring Mix Greens, a simple salad idea that helps me get back on track when I’ve had too many indulgent meals! And this ridiculously easy but oh-so tasty salad from my friend Mary is something I eat over and over for a quick lunch with the Spring Mix Greens that come already prepped and ready to eat!
Most of you have probably purchased Spring Mix Greens, a heaping tub of baby greens of various types. There was a time when they might go to waste in my fridge, but then I discovered this easy dressing that makes the Spring Mix Greens so good. What’s essential for Mary’s dressing is the method of dressing the greens in the bowl with absolutely top quality olive oil, followed by a generous amount of fresh-squeezed lime juice and a much smaller amount of red wine vinegar.
That combination makes a green salad I never get tired of eating, and I love this salad so much and make it so often that today I’m featuring it as my Friday Favorites pick this week, and it’s a perfect tip for this time of year when most people are doing a diet re-set!
And although this is perfect for a side-dish, I eat this salad most often for lunch when I want to get back on track with my eating and just want something quick, healthy, and extra low in carbs. My version always includes grated Parmesan cheese, and whenever I’ve had a few indulgent meals this simple salad always helps me lose a few pounds when I need a reset. If you try it I bet you’ll be surprised how delicious it is for a perfect low-carb lunch!
What ingredients do you need?
- extra-virgin Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- lime juice (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice)
- Red Wine Vinegar (affiliate link)
- salt and black pepper
- Spring Mix Greens
What are Spring Mix Greens?
Spring Mix is a packaged salad mix that contains greens such as baby lettuce, spinach, red and green romaine, oak leaf, chard, arugula, endive, radicchio, and other heirloom lettuces. The exact ingredients will vary slightly depending on the season and the company who’s packaging the greens.
Be sure to make the salad exactly as described!
Everything about the way Mary dresses the Spring Mix Greens is important for best flavor. Be sure to use best-quality extra version olive oil and toss it generously with the greens first. Then squeeze the limes directly on to the greens and use a generous amount of lime juice. Add the slightest amount of red wine vinegar, salt, and fresh ground black pepper and toss and you’re ready to eat!
What else tastes good with Spring Mix Greens?
I love Mary’s Easy Salad Dressing for Spring Mix Greens just as the recipe is written when I need a simple side dish that only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. Of course, you can add all kinds of things such as crumbled Gorgonzola, feta, shaved Parmesan, olives, red peppers, artichoke hearts, toasted pine nuts or almonds. And when you add one of of those things to make it a bit fancier, and you could even serve this salad at a dinner party!
Want another salad recipe Spring Mix Greens?
Check out Spring Mix Salad to see a fancier salad recipe I created that was inspired by this recipe.
How to make a salad with Mary’s Perfect Easy Dressing for Spring Mix Greens:
(Scroll down to see complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- This spring mix from Earthbound Farms is probably the one I buy most, but there are many good brands.
- Put desired amount of spring mix in a bowl. (It can be the bowl you’re going to eat it from if you’re only making salad for one person!)
- Toss greens with enough first quality olive oil to moisten the greens.
- Then squeeze in the lime juice. Use a generous amount of fresh-squeezed lime juice.
- Sprinkle over a tiny bit of red wine vinegar and toss again.
- Season salad with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve. YUM!
Make it a low-carb meal:
This salad would be a perfect (easy!) side down for a low-carb main dish like Spaghetti Casserole, Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole, or Chicken and Sausage Stew.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions: Mary’s Easy Salad Dressing for Spring Mix Greens is a great recipe for low-carb and low-glycemic diet plans, and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this recipe: This simple recipe from my high school friend Mary was posted on my site in 2005, probably without a photo! It was last updated with more information in 2021.
For more information please see the list of Salad recipes with spring mix