A Healthy, Deliciously Sweet, Summer Salad

Are you ready for a delicious treat?? Because this summer salad is the bomb sniggity! AND it’s basically impossible to mess up because all you have to do is buy ingredients, cut them up, and throw them in together! I use candied pecans for this, but if you’re looking to be a little healthier…plain ones will work. It just won’t be as delicious.


Mandarin oranges


Candied pecans (these are a good price per oz!)

Craisins (also a good price and will last a long time, unless you really plow through them)

Goat Cheese (feta if you want a stronger flavor)

Spinach leaves


I use two mandarins, two strawberries, a handful of craisins, handful of pecans, and however much feta cheese you fancy! (Obviously you can use however dang much you want of any of this!) Place the spinach leaves on bottom, and pile everything else on top!

Now, I LIVE for dressings. But I didn’t have any the first time I ate this, and oddly enough, I found it really didn’t need it! The juice from the mandarins and strawberries made up for any dryness, and the feta combines SO well with the mandarins. GAAAHHHH, it’s just so dang good!

I have one rule if you try this salad…tell me what you think!!! I need validation when I share things I love. I need to know I’m not crazy and that it really is as doggone delicious as I think! Hope you enjoy!



  1. Jday
    April 19, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    “I use candied pecans for this, but if you’re looking to be a little healthier…plain ones will work. It just won’t be as delicious.” Haha why are the bad things the tastiest?? But it’s better than double stuff Oreos, so I think the candied pecans should get a pass, right?!?!!

    • Sodasippinsister
      May 17, 2019 / 12:40 am

      Bahaha, I love you so much, and love that we are so alike in our brains! It’s so true, why isn’t celery juice as delicious as a milkshake?!?!

  2. Faith
    April 22, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    This looks so good! Still waiting on that cheesecake recipe tho! 😜

    • Sodasippinsister
      May 17, 2019 / 12:38 am

      Oh my gosh, I’m terrible at posting recipes in a timely manner! I’ll try to do that next week! I want to bake it so I can take pictures and post along the way, but I haven’t taken the time to do it yet, heh heh, it’s a long process! lol!

  3. Emily
    April 24, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    We’re making this tonight! I’m adding chicken so we can have it as dinner. I’m excited to try it!

    • Sodasippinsister
      May 17, 2019 / 12:37 am

      What did you think of it?? Was it delicious with chicken??

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