Mixed Greens with Cranberries, Bacon and Walnuts

Mixed Greens with Cranberries, Bacon and Walnuts
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Walnuts are the only nut to provide an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This salad would be a great starter for a homemade Valentine’s Day dinner.

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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    5 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 1/2 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 13g
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 280mg
  • Phosphorus 80mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 1/2 Fat, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable



  • bacon (cut into 1-inch pieces)
    2 slice
  • walnuts (chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • bag spring lettuce mix
    1 (10-oz) bag
  • broccoli slaw mix
    6 oz
  • dried cranberries
    2 tbsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • Dijon Mustard
    1/2 tsp
  • olive oil
    2 1/2 tbsp
  • honey or 2 packets artificial sweetener
    1 tbsp


  1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until done. Place the bacon on a paper towel and set aside.

  2. Place the walnuts in a small nonstick skillet on low heat and cook until the walnuts begin to brown, about 4 minutes.

  3. In a salad bowl, mix together all of the salad ingredients.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing ingredients over the salad and toss to coat.