Berry Crunch Salad with Strawberry-Balsamic Dressing
Fresh and sweet berry crunch salad with maple candied nuts. Then topped with an oil-free strawberry balsamic dressing!
- 5 oz. mixed baby greens
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 2-3 clementines/mandarins (or 1 large orange)
- 1 cup maple-vanilla candied nuts
- Optional: other nuts/seeds, berries, green onion, avocado, etc.
For the Strawberry Balsamic Dressing:
- 1 heaping cup fresh strawberries (about 5 oz. de-stemmed)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. water (if needed to thin)
- 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds (optional)
Meanwhile, make the dressing: combine all dressing ingredients (except poppy seeds) in a small blender or food processor. Blend well to combine. Stir in poppy seeds after blending if using.
Prepare your salad: add mixed greens to a plate/bowl. Remove stems from strawberries and slice. Peel clementines and break into single segments. Top salad greens with strawberries, blueberries, and clementines.
Add candied walnuts, and top with desired amount of dressing.
If saving leftovers or preparing for later, store salad and dressing separately in the fridge until ready to enjoy.
Be sure to find ripe & fresh berries/produce. This salad is great for seasonal eating when ingredients are at peak harvest and flavor.
Add your own favorite additions such as raspberries, blackberries, green onion, other seeds/nuts, avocado, etc.
If making the candied walnuts ahead of time, this salad only takes about 10 minutes (or less) to prepare.
Calories: 224 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 237 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 19 g | Vitamin A: 421 IU | Vitamin C: 50 mg | Calcium: 77 mg | Iron: 1 mg