This pretty Mixed Salad Greens with Raspberries Recipe is a great choice for any occasion which calls for a salad with lettuce and fresh fruit!
The addition of grapes, raspberries, and peacans gives this lettuce salad additional sweetness ... and the homemade heart-shaped crotons give it a sprinkling of LOVE! ... and the crotons are so easy to make!
If you include the heart-shaped crotons, this would be the perfect salad idea for a wedding, a bridal shower, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, a romantic dinner, or anytime!
You can dress it with purchased dressing, or make a raspberry dressing yourself ... see the link below for the Best Raspberry Dressing Recipes.
4 slices of white bread
butter flavoured cooking spray (I used olive oil spray)
3 tbsps. of parmesan cheese
1/3 cup of pecans (or walnuts)
6 cups of mixed salad greens
sprinkling of basal
1 cup of seedless green and/or red grapes, halved
1/2 cup of raspberries, fresh
Raspberry Dressing (purchased or see below for recipes)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Using l 1/2 and/or 2" heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut out hearts from the bread.
Place hearts on one side of a large baking sheet.
Coat the hearts with cooking spray (or olive oil), then sprinkle with the cheese.
Arrange the pecans on the other side of the baking sheet.
Bake the cut-out hearts and the pecans for approx. 5 minutes, or until the crouton hearts are crisp and the pecans are toasted.
Remove from the baking sheet to cool.
In a large serving bowl (or in 6 individual salad bowls) toss the greens with the basal, grapes, and the raspberries.
Add the croutons and the toasted pecans.
Drizzle with Raspberry Dressing just prior to serving.
Enjoy your mixed salad with raspberries, grapes and pecans!
What better way to enjoy a leafy green salad than with the addition of healthy fruit?