Summer Berry Salad

When I was thinking of recipes to make and share with you in preparation of Fourth of July, I could only think of dessert recipes. Desserts are easy to make holiday specific because you can simply add food coloring to your frosting, or chocolate, or cake mix, or whatever. But you can’t just add food coloring to your chicken or steak, can you?

summer berry

Well, I was trying to think of other things that could be Fourth of July-ey, you know red, white and blue. And I though that a berry salad would be perfect. There isn’t really white, but there are strawberries and blueberries for the red and blue, and the middle of the strawberries are even kind of white.

Summer Berry Salad

Plus, this salad is so summery. Its refreshing, its delicious and its the perfect salad for a summer bbq of any sort.

Summer Berry Salad

Summer Berry Salad
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  • 12 cups mixed lettuce (I used 3 cups each of red leaf, romaine, spinach and iceberg)
  • 1 cup strawberries, slices
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup boysenberries
  • 1½ cups candied almonds
  • your choice of dressing (I used raspberry vinaigrette - poppy seed tastes great with this too)
  1. Chop your lettuce into small bite sized pieces.
  2. Put your lettuce in a large bowl.
  3. Pour berries on top of lettuce in bowl.
  4. Add your candied almonds on top of the berries.
  5. Stir everything together.
  6. Mix in as much dressing as you'd like, or allow individuals to add the dressing themselves.


Enjoy this refreshing berry salad as part of a summer bbq or anytime!

Summer Berry Salad


  1. You could add feta cheese for a touch of white??

    1. Yeah Shan, I bet that would work great! I’m not a huge fan of string cheeses, but if you are then it would probably taste great!

  2. We have a local fast food place that makes a mean Berry Salad–when I saw this on Pinterest, I knew I needed to re-pin and then stop over and say hello! I also wanted to let you know that I will be sharing this on my PINASTIC Friday post later today. Stop on over and say hello! I am now your newest follower!
    Cindy @

    1. Wow, what a compliment. Thank you Cindy, we really appreciate it. I hope the salad doesn’t disappoint you compared to your local salad, but its so good I don’t know how it could. Let me know what you think, if you try it!

  3. Look’s so yummy!

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