Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese


Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese
I adore this vegetarian salad and make it all the time. It’s so colorful and full of texture and flavor. I especially love adding assorted fruits, a little chopped nuts and cheese to salad greens.  These flavors work really great together whether you’re serving it as a side salad or main course salad. It comes together really quickly since I’m using a store bought light dressing.  Each side salad has 113 calories and 6 grams of fat.  Each skinny main course salad has 226 calories and 11 grams of fat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 113kcal


  • 1 bag spring mix or field greens
  • 1 large red or green apple, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup red grapes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼  cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Trader Joe’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette Dressing or Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette, see shopping tip


  • In a large serving bowl, add all ingredients except the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, toss in salad dressing. Start with ¼ cup.  Add more dressing, if desired.
  • This salad can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.


Makes 6 side salads or 3 main course salads

Healthy Benefits

Apples contain fiber, vitamins A and C.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and rank among the highest on a per servings basis. They’re an excellent source of vitamins C, K, fiber and manganese.
Grapes are a rich source of flavonoids and contain vitamins A, C, B6 and folate.
Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.  They’re also rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants.

Shopping Tips

Trader Joe’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette Dressing is really delicious. Although it doesn’t say reduced calorie and reduced-fat, it really is. One tablespoon contains 23 calories and about 1 gram fat. You’ll find it refrigerated where the lettuce is sold. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, another dressing that taste wonderful with this salad is Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette. Most large supermarkets carry this dressing.

Weight Watchers (
old points) 2
 for a side salad
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3 for a side salad
Weight Watchers (old points) 5 for a main course salad
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6 for a main course salad
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 side salad including Trader Joe’s dressing and Gorgonzola
113 calories, 6g fat, 3g protein, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 137mg sodium, 9g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad including Trader Joe’s dressing and Gorgonzola
226 calories, 11g fat, 6g protein, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 274mg sodium, 18g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 0.16recipeCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSodium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gPlus Points: 3


  1. I made this today! Delicious! I’d pay money for it in a restaurant.
    Thank you, Nancy, for at age 57, helping me to finally hate cooking less!

  2. Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. I’m so glad you have a new found love for cooking, a bit!
    All the best,

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