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Fast Break Green Salad

Fast Break Green Salad


  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic, pear balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper

  • Salad:
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds 
  • 1 firm apple such as McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Pink Lady, cored and sliced
  • 1 USA pear, any variety, cored and sliced
  • 2 cups tightly packed mixed greens, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 thin slice low-fat ham
  • 1 tablespoon soft goat cheese



Preheat oven to 350° F.

Make vinaigrette by whisking together all ingredients in a small bowl, or by shaking together all ingredients small jar; set aside. 

Place almonds on a baking sheet and roast 6-7 minutes, until light brown. 

Meanwhile, core and dice apple and pear. Place greens on a plate, and top with apple and pear slices. Drizzle dressing over all, and scatter with warm almonds. Arrange ham and goat cheese next to greens. Serve.

*Prepare salad without goat cheese for a lower-fat option.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving for 1 serving:

Calories 400
Fat 18g
Saturated 3.5g
Monounsaturated 10g
Polyunsaturated 3.1g
Carb 56g
Protein 11g
Cholesterol 14mg
Fiber 13g
Calcium 154mg
Magnesium 98mg
Sodium 504mg
Potassium 950mg
Vitamin E 7.2mg*
Gluten-free recipe? yes

* Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California