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Close-up of green salad with salad tongs

Simple Green Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Every table needs this Simple Green Salad! Fresh spring greens drizzled with a maple balsamic dressing and sprinkled with whatever crunchies your salad-loving heart desires. 


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  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • 4 cups spring greens
  • seeds, nuts, or any other crunchies for topping if you want (not necessary though!)


  1. Shake dressing ingredients up in a jar. Taste and adjust to get it just right for how you like it.
  2. Toss a generous amount of spring greens with just a few light drizzles of dressing – you want to get the leaves entirely coated in dressing (but not so much that they get soggy). I often use my hands to gently toss it well without breaking all the greens. Serve immediately. 


I usually do one generous handful of spring mix per person, and 1-2 circular pours of dressing from the jar – you really need less dressing than you think! Just need a really thorough toss to coat them well.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: simple green salad, green salad, everyday salad