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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.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 370kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 cups Mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup Strawberries washed
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries washed
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries washed
  • 4 oz Crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts or pecans optional

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½  teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

The Salad

  • Add the salad greens to the salad bowl.
  • Remove the leaves from the strawberries and cut them in half. 
  • Add the chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to the bowl.
  • Add the crumbled goat or blue cheese to the salad.
  • If you want to use nuts, chop the walnuts and pecans and add them to the salad as well.
  • Serve with vinaigrette dressing (see below for the recipe).

The Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Add all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette to the mason jar.
  • Put on the lid and shake well.

Notes

  1. Although the recipe calls for 3 different types of berries, you can serve it with only one or two of them. Or change the amount of each berry that you use. The salad is very forgiving.
  2. If you eat a lot of strawberries, consider getting a strawberry huller. They're very inexpensive and make hulling easy!
  3. This recipe makes more vinaigrette than you will need for one salad...you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 32.7g | Cholesterol: 22.4mg | Sodium: 721.5mg | Sugar: 5.9g