Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad - featured

Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad

Spring is finally in the air!  I can definitely feel it! Birds are chirping, geese are honking, spring is definitely here in Canada.  What better way to celebrate spring than with a fresh Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad.  Beautiful, colorful, and nutritious.

Of course, you can have this salad any season.  Fresh berries are available all year round at your local grocery store.

We have raspberry bushes in our backyard and they are ready to harvest mid to end of June.  This is when we eat a lot of them, right off the bush.  Our raspberry bushes slowly spread from our neighbor’s backyard, through the iron fence, and through the ground, into our backyard. With their permission, we now have our own raspberry bushes!  Thank you, neighbors!

Preparing the Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad:

all ingredients salad

You will need:

  • 4 cups, or approximately 120 grams Spring Mix
  • 1 cup Bocconcini Cheese or 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered  – I purchase the slivered almonds at my grocery store
  • 5 to 6 figs, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice from fresh lemons
  • 1 tsp honey

Preparation:

  • Add the Spring Mix, cheese, raspberries, blueberries, and slivered almonds to a large salad bowl.
  • Cut each fig in half lengthwise, then slice the halves into another half to make quarters.  Add to the salad bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all salad dressing ingredients and pour over salad.  Mix well.

A few notes for the Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad:

If you are making this salad ahead, or if you are making a larger portion as meal prep, do not add the dressing and keep the tomatoes in a separate container.  Otherwise, the tomatoes and dressing will make the salad soggy.  Keep these two ingredients separately and combine when the salad is ready to be served. 

The salad can be kept in the refrigerator, without the dressing and tomatoes, for up to three days.  Make sure to dry all the ingredients well before combining them in a salad bowl.  The moisture from the washed vegetables and berries will make the salad soggy earlier.

Try our other Salads:

Cherry Tomato and Asparagus Salad

Cabbage and Ham Salad

Russian Vinaigrette Salad

Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad - featured

Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

What better way to celebrate spring than with a fresh Spring Vegetable and Berry Salad.  Beautiful, colorful, and nutritious.

Of course, you can have this salad any season.

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups, or approximately 120 grams, Spring Mix
  • 1 cup Bocconcini Cheese or 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered  - I purchase the slivered almonds at my grocery store
  • 5 to 6 figs, quartered lengthwise

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 small pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice from fresh lemons
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Add the Spring Mix, cheese, raspberries, blueberries, and slivered almonds to a large salad bowl.
  2. Cut each fig in half lengthwise, then slice the halves into another half to make quarters.  Add to the salad bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all salad dressing ingredients and pour over salad.  Mix well.

Notes

- Add dressing right before serving, otherwise, the salad will become soggy

- Dry the salad ingredients well (gently pat with a paper towel) before adding them to a salad bowl

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 281Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 40mgSodium 545mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 5gSugar 13gProtein 14g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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