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Raspberry Walnut Salad

Salad in white bowl with fork

This light, simple and refreshing salad combines tender salad greens, fresh raspberries, tangy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts, topped off with a simple homemade raspberry vinaigrette.

Fruit on salads – yay or nay? I say yay! Technically, tomatoes are a fruit and you see them on salads all the time. Fruit offers a juicy sweetness that can really take a salad to the next level.

Close up of salad and raspberry on fork

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salad Greens – Go with a tender green like spinach, baby kale or spring mix for this salad.
  • Raspberries – So delicious in this salad! You can also swap or add in other berries, fresh cherries, apples or pears.
  • Goat Cheese – Plain or honey goat cheese pairs so nicely. Not a goat cheese fan? Fresh mozzarella, shredded Parmesan or Feta work well too.
  • Walnuts – Great for crunch and heart-healthy fats. Other nuts like pistachios, sliced almonds or pecan are great too.
  • Vinaigrette – A simple mix of olive oil, red wine vinegar and raspberry jam.
Close up of salad dressing being poured on salad from glass container

Raspberries are high in fiber and Vitamin C, making them a great addition to any meal. Look for raspberries that are firm with a deep color, and store them unwashed in the fridge. Simply rinse with cool water and pay dry with a paper towel when ready to add to your salad.

Fork digging into salad
Raspberry Walnut Salad

Raspberry Walnut Salad

This light, simple and refreshing salad combines tender salad greens, fresh raspberries, tangy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts, topped off with a simple homemade raspberry vinaigrette.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2½ Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 5 oz. Fresh Express Spring Mix salad greens
  • ¾ cup Driscoll's® raspberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Whisk oil, vinegar and jam in small bowl or mason jar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Combine salad greens, raspberries, walnuts and goat cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.

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Jodi Danen

About the Author

Jodi Danen

Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.

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