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5-Minute Salad

The 5-Minute Quick Salad

Need a quick side salad for dinner? Use this quick recipe to add nutrition to any meal! Or, double the recipe and add a protein for a quick meal.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 person
Calories 226 kcal


  • 2 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1/3 cup Red Pepper
  • 5 Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Raw Pumpkin Seeds or Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 Avocado (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed (optional)


  • Put the mixed greens in a bowl.
  • Slice the cucumber, chop the red peppers, and put on top of the greens or lettuce.
  • Add the grape tomatoes and sprinkle the seeds on top.
  • (optional) Sprinkle ground flaxseed on top.


Lower-Calorie Option:
Omit the avocado if you need to trim a few calories and you've already eaten your healthy fats for the day. Avocado is "good fat" however high in calories so don't overdo it.
Make it a Meal: 
If you want to make this a meal, simply double the ingredients and add protein to the top. For example, you can add 1/2 chicken breast, salmon, or tuna. Very quick dinner if you already have your protein baked or prepared. 


Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 927mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3301IUVitamin C: 101mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 3mg
Keyword mixed greens salad, quick easy salad, quick salad, spinach salad
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