A Simple Mixed Berry Salad is loaded with a variety of fresh berries, feta cheese, candied pecans, and fresh basil. It’s beautiful, bright, and colorful and is a wonderful salad to take to picnics, summertime parties, and backyard BBQs.
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This delicious simple mixed berry salad is a wonderful side dish. Especially when it’s hot weather and you don’t want to heat up your kitchen. You can also serve this deliciously fresh dish in place of dessert.
Marvelous Summertime Salad
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Have I mentioned this salad is quick and easy to make? It’s also perfect for your 4th. of July parties.
NOTE: The colors really show up well when you serve this salad on a white serving platter!
Personally, I like to make homemade raspberry or pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. However, to save time you can certainly buy a bottle of pomegranate vinaigrette dressing or raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
A delicious, colorful, healthy, and naturally gluten-free summertime salad.
- 1 pint (each) fresh blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup candied pecans (see note below) (GF Option: use gluten-free candied nuts or raw nuts)
- fresh basil leaves
- 1/3 cup raspberry OR pomegranate vinaigrette (GF Option: be sure to use a gluten-free brand)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
- 4 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Layer berries, feta, and pecans on a white platter. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Combine vinaigrette, sugar, salt, and mustard in a blender. Blend until smooth. Gradually add oil. Stir in poppy seeds. Drizzle dressing over salad. Refrigerate leftover dressing.
Note: Click to see how to make Candied Pecans.
What’s your favorite summertime salad?
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