Mixed Greens with Cranberries, Bacon and Walnuts

Mixed Greens with Cranberries, Bacon and Walnuts
Source: The Diabetes Cookbook/Diabetes Forecast. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

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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This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine

  • 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 150

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol less than 5mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 170mg

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



  • bacon (cut into 1-inch pieces)
    2 slice
  • walnuts (chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • bag spring lettuce mix (10-ounce)
    1 package
  • cranberries (dried)
    2 tbsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsp
  • Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp
  • artificial sweetener (or 1 Tbsp. honey)
    1 packet
  • olive oil
    2 1/2 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.