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.

Raspberries are also good for gut health and are considered a brain-boosting food thanks to all vitamin C you will find in these beautiful red berries.

Fork digging into salad

Commonly Asked Questions for our Raspberry Walnut Salad Recipe

Q: What are the main ingredients in this Raspberry Walnut Salad?
A: The main ingredients are salad greens (like baby kale or spinach), fresh raspberries, crumbled goat cheese, chopped walnuts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and raspberry jam for the dressing.

Q: How is the raspberry vinaigrette made for this salad?
A: The vinaigrette is made by whisking together olive oil, red wine vinegar, and raspberry jam. Season with salt and pepper.

Q: What type of salad greens work best in this recipe?
A: Tender greens like baby kale, spinach or a spring mix blend are recommended.

Related: If you love raspberries, try our Raspberry Baked Chicken or our Raspberry & Basil English Muffin!

Q: Can you substitute a different nut besides walnuts?
A: Yes, the recipe notes that other nuts like pistachios, sliced almonds or pecans could be used instead of walnuts.

Q: Can you use a different cheese instead of goat cheese?
A: The recipe suggests fresh mozzarella, shredded parmesan or feta as alternatives to the goat cheese.

Q: What are the health benefits of eating Raspberries?
A: Raspberries provide an excellent nutritional boost to this salad. They are high in fiber to aid digestion and an exceptional source of vitamin C to support immune health. Raspberries also contain beneficial compounds like antioxidants and are considered a brain-boosting food. Their sweet-tart flavor pairs perfectly with the tangy dressing and creamy cheese.

Let’s make this Raspberry Walnut Salad!

Raspberry Walnut Salad

Jodi Danen
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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizers, Salads
Servings 6 servings
Calories 142 kcal


  • Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 1 5 oz. package organicgirlⓇ baby kale
  • ¾ cup raspberries
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese


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


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1053IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthy salads, raspberries, salad, walnut
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Looking for another unique and delicious way to enjoy raspberries? We love them as a topping on English muffins with a bit of basil and cream cheese. Trust me, you gotta try it!

Have you ever added raspberries to your salad?