Simple Spring Mix Salad

Ingredients 8 cups spring mix salad greens 1 large carrot 1/4 small red onion or 1 shallot ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles (or goat cheese crumbles; optional)

¼ cup chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds or pistachios 1 apple, sliced or diced (optional)

Make the dressing: Try Balsamic Vinaigrette, Dijon Dressing, Orange Vinaigrette, or Poppy Seed Dressing.

Prepare the vegetables: Slice the onion and if desired, soak it in cold water while preparing the rest of the salad (to remove the bite).

Or, slice the shallot into rings. Peel the carrot into ribbons or julienne it. Chop the nuts.

Serve: Place the spring mix greens on a platter or salad plate, and top with carrots, onion, feta crumbles, and chopped nuts.

Drizzle with dressing and serve (use about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons dressing per serving).