We know that for many of our readers, January means adopting healthier means of eating for the new year, hopefully to last a lifetime. This year, both the GOLO diet and "Veganuary" are popping off. This salad boasts filling, nutrient-dense whole foods, healthy fats, a vegan option, and the all-star ingredient: Primal Kitchen salad dressing! It's full of classic flavor to satisfy dieters and non-dieters alike--goodness that the whole family can appreciate!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1-2


1 cup washed, chopped romaine lettuce

1 cup washed, chopped spinach

2 strips of Applegate Naturals Uncured Turkey Bacon or No Sugar Bacon

(Vegans can omit this step, or try pan-frying long-cut strips of Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausages instead.)

1/3 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup chopped onion, rinsed for mild flavor

Primal Kitchen Ranch or Vegan Ranch Dressing to drizzle


1. Wash, chop, strain or spin your ingredients as needed. (For example, you will spin your lettuces to dry, and stain your rinsed, chopped onions.)

2. Pan fry your bacon or sliced vegan sausages. Note that sausages may take a tablespoon of cooking oil, but bacon will not need any added oils for this step. Then, chop into bite-sized pieces! 

2. Add all ingredients to a large personal salad bowl, and drizzle to perfection! Enjoy this filling salad for lunch or dinner.