Berry Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette

This berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette combines lettuce, berries and crumbled cheese to create a light and refreshing salad that is perfect for a summer brunch or cook out.  The balsamic vinaigrette dressing works really well with it since it adds a little tang to the sweetness of the berry salad.

Although I usually use all 3 berries in my salad, it works just as well using one or two of them…so feel free to make the salad your own.

What You Need

Ingredients

Salad

Mixed salad greens
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
(optional) Chopped walnuts or pecans

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 cup olive oil
4½ Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Pots and Utensils

Salad bowl
(Optional) Strawberry huller*
Chopping knife
Mason jar

How to Put It Together

The Salad

Berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette

1. Add the salad greens to the salad bowl.

2. Wash the strawberries,  Remove the leaves and cut them in halves.  If you eat a lot of strawberries, consider getting a strawberry huller*.  They’re very inexpensive and make hulling easy!

3. Add the chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to the bowl.

4. Add the crumbled goat or blue cheese to the salad.

5. If you want to use nuts, chop the walnuts and pecans and add them to the salad as well.

6. Serve with vinaigrette dressing (see below for the recipe).

The Vinaigrette Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Balsamic Vinaigrette

1. Add all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette to the mason jar.

2. Put on the lid and shake well.

Note:  This recipe makes more vinaigrette than you will need for one salad…you can store it for later use.

4 Responses

  1. This salad looks so delicious!! I love strawberries in salads. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Wanda

      Thanks, Keri! I’m a big fan of strawberries in salads also…especially when they’re in season :)

  2. Hi Wanda!! As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was going to be my next salad! I will include some of the ingredients on my shopping list to try. I am sure it is refreshing while filling because of the cheese. Love a good vinaigrette too!!
    Thanks for share it with us, I chose it as my pick for today’s party!

    • Wanda

      Hi Pili…This is my favorite summer salad for all of the reasons you mentioned :) Thanks for making it your pick at the Sweet Inspirations Link Party.

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