Salad Topping

by contributing writer Dawn

This recipe was born when I was taking salad to dinner at my in-laws. I had been sprinkling various seeds, nuts and dried fruit on my salads at home for a while but figured not everyone would want it on their own salads.

I threw this salad topping together and then wondered why I had never thought of premixing it before. It has become a staple in my kitchen and something I always take to pot-lucks when I take a tossed salad.

Salad Topping at The Happy Housewife

Salad Topping


  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a small mason jar with airtight lid.
  2. Mix by inverting several times.
  3. Shake to incorporate before sprinkling on your salad.


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