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Strawberries, blueberries, nuts, and feta on a bed of greens in a white bowl, a wooden spoon is also in the bowl. Additional ingredients are around the bowl and two glass jars are behind it.
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3.57 from 39 votes

Summer Berry Salad with Maple Walnuts

A patriotic berry salad with fresh berries, crunchy maple walnuts and blue cheese. The red white and blue theme makes it perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july salad, berry salad, patriotic salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz baby greens I used OrganicGirl Supergreens!
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries quartered
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese feta or goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • generous shake of sea salt

Dijon Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar or maple syrup
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Toast walnuts: This is optional, but if you want to toast your walnuts simply spread out your walnuts on a baking sheet and toss with maple syrup, cinnamon and sea salt. Roast for 7-9 minutes in a 350°F oven. Remove from oven and allow walnuts to cool.
  • Make dressing: While walnuts are roasting, make the dressing by whisking together vinegar, mustard, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Prep salad: Add greens to a large bowl and top with berries, cheese and maple walnuts.
  • Serve: Add dressing and toss just before serving or leave dressing on the side and allow everyone to dress their own salad.

Notes

To make this dairy-free and vegan, simply skip the blue cheese (or use a vegan option).
Dressing – craving a different dressing? This creamy poppyseed dressing or balsamic dressing are also delicious on this salad!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8th of recipe | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g