3 Super Fast Salad Recipes

3 Super Fast Salad Recipes

Have a refreshing salad in under 10 minutes — without sacrificing flavour.

By:Adam Easterling

While some salads are a meticulous combination of delicate ingredients prepared over many hours, some are thrown together in minutes — and they’re equally delicious! Here are three of the most easy-to-make, easy-to-love salads. 

1. Berry Delicious Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

2000 mL (8 cups) mixed salad greens
500 mL (2 cups) fresh blueberries
125 mL (1/2 cup) crumbled blue cheese
125 mL (1/2 cup) pecans, toasted
Balsamic vinaigrette, to taste 


  1. Mix first four ingredients
  2. Add vinaigrette as needed. Toss gently to coat all ingredients. Serve 

2. Strawberry Fields Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cost: $$
Difficulty: Easy


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2 bags spinach
500 mL (2 cups) strawberries, chopped
1 bunch raw broccoli, chopped
115 grams (4 ounce) Asiago cheese, shaved
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
45 mL (3 tablespoons) red wine vinegar
30 mL (2 tablespoons) olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 

Toss together spinach, strawberries, broccoli and red onion
Coat with red wine vinegar and olive oil and toss gently
Sprinkle Asiago cheese over mix and enjoy 

3. Snappy Herb Salad 
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

500 mL (2 cups) fresh basil, chopped
125 mL (1/2 cup) fresh mint, chopped
250 mL (1 cup) fresh parsley, chopped
225 grams (8 ounces) snap peas, sliced lengthwise
125 mL (1/2 cup) red onion, sliced
50 mL (1/4 cup) lemon juice
50 mL (1/4 cup) olive oil
15 mL (1 tablespoon) honey


  1. Mix lemon juice, olive oil and honey thoroughly
  2. Toss together basil and next 4 ingredients in a large serving bowl
  3. Drizzle with dressing and toss

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