Sweetgreen Salad: An Herbaceous Mix of Savory & Sweet

Are you looking for a nutritious, flavor-packed meal? Look no further than this Sweetgreen Salad recipe! This creative blend of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts proves that salads can go beyond the traditional lettuce and tomato option.


-1 cup broccoli florets
-1/3 cup cashews
-3/4 cup diced bell pepper
-1/2 cup chopped, dried apricot
-2 tablespoons walnuts
-2 tablespoons honey
-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
-1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1/4 cup white wine vinegar
-Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Transfer broccoli florets onto baking sheet and lightly season with salt and pepper.
3. Nestle cashews among the broccoli and bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven; set aside.
4. In a large bowl, combine bell pepper, apricot, walnuts, and baking sheet contents.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, cumin, paprika, olive oil, and vinegar. Pour over salad mixture and stir to coat.
6. Serve cold.

This Sweetgreen Salad is truly a delight to the senses. Rich and nutty cashews pair perfectly with the sweet, earthy taste of dried apricots, and the green vegetables provide a fresh burst of flavor – all brightened up by a tangy honey and vinegar dressing. The smoky paprika and cumin add a final touch of complexity that makes this salad irresistible.

This salad has Persian roots – traditionally, many Middle Eastern salads include a combination of fresh fruits and vegetables along with nuts and honey as a dressing. The Western spin to this dish adds in some traditional Western ingredients like olive oil, white wine vinegar, and smoked paprika, but the element of Middle Eastern flavors and techniques remain.

Want to make something similar but different? Try my Mexican Caesar salad – it blends together a Mexican cheese salad with the flavors of traditional Caesar dressing. In the mood for something more exotic? Why not try my Green Mango Curry Salad – it combines sumac, mangoes, and cucumbers with a Thai-style curry base!

So if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal, this Sweetgreen Salad should be at the top of your list. It’s a unique mix of east and west, bringing together the best of both worlds in just one bowl!