Cranberry Sunflower Seed Salad

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

With warmer weather coming I find myself wanting more raw veggies and salads.  It makes me even more impatient for my garden.  I’m so excited to start planting everything outside at the end of this month!  I’ve been seeing recipes for zucchini everywhere already.  I had so much zucchini last year I couldn’t deal with it all but I feel much better prepared this year.  Bring on the zucchini!  And hopefully a whole bunch of other veggies too 😀

OK, I confess, I haven’t always liked salad.  I think I’ve always liked Caesar salad and basic salad made with romaine lettuce but beyond that, I didn’t like salad.  Mixed greens?  Ew.  Ever since making an effort to get more greens, I find I crave them.  To me, salad should have just a little bit of dressing for flavor, not mounds of it.  Otherwise it’s not really the salad you’re enjoying.  In my experience, simpler is usually better when it comes to dressings and that’s really the case with this salad.  It’s so good I occasionally make it for a snack.  It’s so easy, I throw the dressing into a large enough Tupperware container and mix it a little, then throw in everything else and shake it with the lid on.



Have a great weekend everyone!

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1 kristy May 6, 2011 at

Shake the salad in a container! ha… Oh well, I of coz usually making the same way as you did. But sometimes using a large plastic bag. *sigh* Yours definitely look really inviting. Thanks for sahring. Have a great weekend.
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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 8, 2011 at

Haha, a bag works too. The simpler the better 😀


3 Baking 'n' Books May 6, 2011 at

I love raisins added to salads and anything (by the handfuls count right?) – so yes, dried cranberries would be great!


4 Joanna goes vegan May 9, 2011 at

what a perfect side dish 🙂
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5 birdie to be May 9, 2011 at

These both look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipes!


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 9, 2011 at

Thank you!


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