This delicious summer berry salad is the perfect combination of mixed greens, fresh berries, candied nuts, and poppy seed dressing. You’ll want to eat it all spring and summer long.
This summer berry salad comes together in just a few minutes, with a few ingredients. It’s a great option for a lighter lunch or dinner, or pair with some grilled chicken, or even a burger as a side dish.
It’s fresh, sweet, and so delicious. You’ll want to enjoy this salad all spring and summer long. It’s a great option to add to a summer bbq, 4th of July party, or spring potluck.
Although honestly, I love eating it all year long! I love adding some grilled chicken for protein, and its my go to lunch.
This salad is inspired by Cafe Zupas Nuts About Berries salad, if you’ve ever tried that, but either way, I promise you it’s a winner!
Ingredients needed to make Summer Berry Salad:
- mixed greens
- candied almonds
- poppyseed dressing
How to make Summer Berry Salad?
Add your spring mix and spinach to a large bowl. Add the berries and candied almonds on top of the lettuce and toss it all together.
Mix in as much dressing as you can want to serve a crowd, or let everyone scoop and serve their own plates of salad with dressing
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled Steak
- Feta Cheese or Goat Cheese
- Red Onion
- Diced Avocado
- Sliced Peaches or Apple
- Mandarin Oranges
- Raspberry Vinaigrette or Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
How to store leftover Salad?
You can store this salad without dressing on it in the fridge for up to 2 days. It’s better to make it fresh each time you want to enjoy it though, and since it only takes about 5 minutes to make, just store the ingredients separately in the fridge and toss them together when you’re ready!
This summer berry salad is the perfect spring or summer lunch! It’s light, refreshing, so easy to toss together, and SO DELICIOUS!
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Summer Berry Salad
- 8 cups spring mix lettuce
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 3/4 cup candied almonds
- 1/2 cup poppy seed dressing (or other choice of dressing)
- Add your lettuce and spinach to a large bowl.
- Add all the berries and candied almonds to the lettuce and toss it all together.
- Mix in dressing for the whole salad if you're serving for a few people, or let individuals add dressing to individual plates.
This summer berry salad was first posted on June 26, 2013. The photos and text were updated on April 25, 2022.
You could add feta cheese for a touch of white??
Aimee Berrett says
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!
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 @ crazyloucreations.blogspot.com
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!
Look’s so yummy!