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I’m a huge fan of salads. The more colorful the better.

I’m about to up your summer salad game with this vibrant loaded beauty with all the veggies.

By using a lot of different colored veggies we are getting a wide range of nutrients and the rainbow colors trick our body into being fuller quicker.

People eat with their eyes first. So pretty equals yummy.

I love this super salad. It reminds me of a salad we used to have for dinner when I was growing up. So simple and so deeelish.

And the dressing made with fresh lemon juice and zest adds a bright zing that doesn’t get in the way of the gorgeous fresh salad.

Perfect for summer lunches, dinners, or the next time you have friends over. This salad has something everyone can love.

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Spring Mix House Salad

  • Author: Melissa Mayo




  • 2 bags of spring mix lettuce
  • ¼ red cabbage – shredded
  • 3 baby cucumbers- sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper- julienned
  • 4 orange mini peppers- cut into circles
  • 1 pack of cherry tomatoes
  • 4 radishes- thinly sliced
  • ¼ red onion cut into slivers
  • 2 TBS poppy seeds


  • 1/2 cup of good olive oil
  • Zest and juice of a lemon
  • 2 TBS white vinegar
  • 1 TBS Dijon mustard
  • Lots of coarse salt and black pepper to taste


Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together and set aside.

Shred the cabbage. Cut the cucumbers into slices, and julienned the yellow pepper. Cut the mini orange peppers into circles and slice the radishes into thin disks. Cut the red onion into slivers.

To assemble – Lay the spring mix on a large flat platter. Top with the shredded cabbage. Scatter with the cucumbers, then yellow and orange peppers. Add the cherry tomatoes and red onion. Garnish with poppy seeds.

Dress the salad just before serving.


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