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Ingredients |  Preparation |  Customization | Tips

Fresh seasonal berries and mint give this vibrant salad a refreshing burst of flavor.

That is why I call it refreshing mixed berry salad with raspberry vinaigrette.

Try serving it as a side to this Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup for a light summer meal.

Ingredients

  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Sliced almonds- toasted

Preparation

Place dressing ingredients in blender or food processor and whir it up until smooth.

Combine the rest of the ingredients and serve with a drizzle of the dressing.

Customization

  • Swtich out the Romaine for any lettuce of your choosing.
  • You could also use walnuts or pecans in place of the almonds.

Tips

  • Chill the salad plates to make this extra special
  • Use a meal planning app to add this recipe to your menu and the ingredients to your shopping list. I use Plan to Eat. It make my life so much easier. I can even repeat a whole week or month meals so I don’t even have to think about it.

 

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

 

Refreshing Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fresh seasonal berries and mint give this vibrant salad a refreshing burst of flavor. The addition of raspberries to the homemade vinaigrette lends some natural sweetness.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ c. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 c. fresh raspberries washed
  • 2 t. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ t. sea salt
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce washed, stem removed, and chopped
  • 1/3 c. fresh mint chopped
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and sliced
  • 1 c. fresh blackberries washed
  • 1/3 c. sliced almonds toasted

Instructions

  • Add vinegar, raspberries, lemon juice, and olive oil to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and taste. Adjust other flavors to achieve the desired balance. Set aside.
  • Add lettuce, mint, strawberries, blackberries, and toasted almonds to a large bowl and gently toss to combine.
  • Drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette and serve immediately on chilled salad plates for a refreshing appetizer.

Notes

Chill salad plates prior to preparing this recipe.

Refreshing Mixed Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette