Berry Cherry Balsamic Salad

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Serve just as it is or top with a grilled meat or seafood. This is an easy warm weather salad! If you like to play with flavor, roast the cherries. You could even add cherry tomatoes to the roasting pan. Play with this recipe using seasonal ingredients.



Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared quinoa
  • 1 zucchini, julienned or matchstick-cut
  • 2 ounces (23 cups) fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup pitted and halved cherries
  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds or poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1⁄3 cup pecans or walnut pieces
  • 1⁄3 cup feta or bleu cheese crumbles

Berry Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl combine the quinoa, zucchini, spinach, raspberries, cherries, orange, and chia seeds.
  2. Prepare the dressing. Puree the cherries, raspberries, balsamic, olive oil, and honey in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Dress the salad to taste. Garnish with pecans and feta. Serve.