The “Summer Berry Salad” Recipe

This salad may look a little familiar to you, it’s on the cover or my Spring/Summer cookbook, and it is as delicious as it is beautiful. I call it “The Summer Berry Salad” ….for obvious reasons.
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The Salad:

This salad is incredibly simple. Just toss mixed greens, fresh spring and summer berries of your choice, caramelized pecans and soft goat cheese together and then dress! Perfect for a healthy lunch or delicious warm weather side dish.

Summer Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette from The Organic Kitchen

How to Caramelize Nuts:

I love caramelized nuts in this salad. Click here to see how to make your own. Of course if you would rather skip the sugar you can use your favorite raw nut, roasted salted pistachios or cashews!

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 The Vinegar Makes All the Difference!

I am going to offer you two salad dressings for this salad, an amazing raspberry vinaigrette and a lemon dressing, but will suggest you try the raspberry!  I use this Raspberry Vinegar from A L’Olivier, It’s amazing, rich, flavorful and pulpy.

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The Recipe: The Summer Berry Salad

Tips and what you will need: A hand held juicer, mini whisk, and good quality honey. If you are making this with the raspberry vinaigrette you will need Raspberry Vinegar from A L’Olivier.

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The “Summer Berry Salad” Recipe

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A beautiful summer salad with homemade raspberry or lemon vinaigrette.

Ingredients

Raspberry Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 raspberry vinegar by A’ Olivier! See link above.
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • pinch sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • If you choose to make the lemon Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • pinch sea salt

Salad:

  • 1- 5 oz. bag mixed baby greens
  • ½ cup each of raspberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries
  • A handful of Caramelized Nuts or see above for other choices
  • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese, feta or if you prefer, blue cheese or Gorgonzola

Instructions

Making your choice of raspberry or lemon vinaigrette by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Place all salad ingredients on a platter. Toss with dressing. leftover dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

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Post tag: Vegetarian, salad, side dish, fruit

12 thoughts on “The “Summer Berry Salad” Recipe

  1. OMG, this looks SO delicious! I am such a fan of berries and carmelized nuts and feta. All my favorites in one dish! How does it get better than this?

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