Tossed Salad with Pine Nuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6-7 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This wonderful 5-ingredient recipe from Alice Tremont in Rochester Hills, Michigan is easy and elegant…with lots of blue cheese flavor and crunch from the pine nuts. Topped with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, it couldn’t be much easier to toss together on a busy weeknight or much nicer to serve company. Alice often serves it on special occasions and says it always gets compliments, and that adding grilled chicken breast turns it into a fuss-free and fabulous main dish.


  • 5 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine greens and onion. Sprinkle with blue cheese and pine nuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 173 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.