This salad is a favorite of mine when I’ve eaten something but I’m still feeling unsatisfied afterwards.
Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Center, states there are six tastes in our mouths; sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Figuring out your personal balance of each of these tastes and incorporating them into your meals will help to maintain balanced nutrition, good health and overall satisfaction after a meal. (Eisler)
I think the reason I love this salad so much is because it does include all of the tastes. The sweet comes from the cranberries (only use a pinch), the sour comes from the Italian dressing, the sunflower seeds are salty, feta cheese is pungent, the bitter and astringent comes from the spring mix salad that includes red and green romaine, green, tango, oak, spinach, radicchio, arugula, chard, and mizuna lettuces. (Note: I don’t make this spring mix, it comes in a big container already combined at my local Acme market.)
Spring Mix Salad with Feta, Walnuts, Cranberries and Sesame Seeds
Organic Spring Mix Salad
Red Onion, Sliced thin
1/4 c. Feta Cheese, crumbled
Handful of Walnuts, halves
Pinch of Sesame Seeds
Pinch of Ocean Spray Low Sugar Dried Cranberries
Italian Dressing to taste
Combine the red onion with the spring mix lettuces. Add the rest of the ingredients on top of the lettuce. Top off with the Italian dressing. Oh, so satisfying!