Raspberry Summer Salad

This is such a refreshing salad as a starter or as a meal on its own. This dressing uses fresh ingredients – no store bought jams or jellies like many other fruit vinaigrette recipes call for. The combination of sharp feta cheese, sweet onion, and tangy raspberry vinaigrette creates a beautiful mix of flavours and textures, sure to please even the toughest critic.

Ingredients

Raspberry Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

1/8 – 1/4 cup good quality olive oil (depends if you’re dieting this week or not..)

1.5 tsp white sugar

1 tsp dijon mustard

 

Salad:

1 bag spring/herb/spinach mix salad (or get creative and chose your own mix of fresh lettuce and herbs – dill tastes great in this salad as well)

1/2 small sweet onion, sliced very thin

1/4 cup chopped nuts (whatever you have on hand – I like to use almonds)

1/4 cup fresh raspberries

1/4 cup crumbled light feta cheese

Instructions

Raspberry Vinaigrette:

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving to ensure the best possible flavour!

Salad:

Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with onions, nuts, and raspberries. Serve in individual bowls, and top with feta cheese.

(Note: The beauty of this salad recipe is that you can mix up the ingredients, and it’s nearly impossible to ruin it. Choose your favourite nuts and cheese to customize the salad to your tastes.)

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