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Mega Salad – Perfect Green Salad

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Happy Friday friends!  Today I’m sharing with you what my family calls MEGA SALAD!  It’s the PERFECT green salad!  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this salad!  I have literally received handfuls of calls from friends after our get togethers wanting to know exactly what I put in it!  It seems so simple, it’s just a green salad after all, but for some reason this combination really makes the perfect Green Salad!

Today I am going to share with you all the yumminess I put in it!




Mega Salad - The Perfect Green Salad!

The PERFECT Green Salad EVER!


  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded Colby Jack
  • Craisins
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Avocados
  • Shaved Almonds
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • String Cheese - cut up


  • The amounts depend on how large of a salad you are putting together, so for the most part you just have to guesstimate based on the amount of Spinach you have.
  • If I am making a large bowl for a get together I would put these approx amounts: 1 large bag of Spinach, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 cup shredded Colby Jack, 1 large cucumber, 3/4 cup Craisins, 1 can of Mandarin Oranges, 3/4 cup sliced almonds, 2 tomatoes and 2 avocados.


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Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

Comments (2)

  • Good salad. I put the stuff you listed plus other veggies and lots of cheese in mine. I’m not into fruits and nuts in my salads so I leave them out. To each his own.

  • Oh dear – you consider this a perfect salad? Yikes. First – eliminate the cheese – dairy in any form is not good for you. It’s big business, people love the taste of it but it is high in fat and you can get calcium from a million better places. Two – Craisins – really? Dried fruit is exceptionally high in sugar. Craisins are candy. Use blueberries or strawberries instead of this junk food-yep-it’s junk food. Three – too many nuts. Use walnuts instead which are wonderful and ‘creamy tasting and better for your heart. Two whole walnuts chopped for a big salad is plenty. Canned oranges-really? High in sugar, BPA in the can. How about a fresh piece of fruit instead-oranges are readily available. Reduce the amount of avocado – a good food, but high in fat. Mix the greens and add some shredded radichio. (Mesclun mix, baby kale, arugula) Add radish – peppery! Lovely with fruit. Carrots of course are good. Cukes and tomatoes – lovely. I would add some whole grains like – 1/2 cup of cooked buckwheat or farro, and always – some chickpeas or black beans. A much healtheir salad lower in fat and sodium. Dressing? Blend some chickpeas, add juice of a lemon, a little salt and pepper and garlic – water down a bit to pour. Favourite chopped herbs. Yum. There is not a single dressing on the shelves that’s healthy.

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