Summer Berry Salad! Eat the rainbow and enjoy seasonal summer fruit! This simple and healthy Summer Berry Salad is like summer in a bowl!
Today is July 8th and this is my LAST Whole30 Day! Day #30!! I made it! I didn’t do it perfectly . . especially in these last 10 days but I did pretty darn well and I’m happy!! So, how am I celebrating today?
By bringing you a salad!
I feel great and am probably in the best shape ever, but my running (and training for my half marathon in August) is a big part of that. During the past 30 days I’ve probably put every possible thing on a bed of lettuce, or in a lettuce wrap. You get creative. . especially since you have so much protein, fruits and vegetables all around you. I made sure my fridge was always stocked with everything I would need for the week. I’m definitely going to write a recap post but for today, we need to focus on this amazing salad.
One thing I absolutely loved was eating my salads with cherries. It was something new for me (why did it take me so long to try this?!) and so the next obvious thing was blueberries.
Fruit in your salads. Do it. It’s wonderful. And do it now because summer fruit is the best!
And for me, salads are all about the dressing. During the Whole30, I pretty much ate my homemade vinaigrette (EVOO, red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper) on everything. I would make a chimichurri sauce from time to time too.
And now that I don’t have to stick to just that dressing, I’m going back to one of my favorite brands of salad dressings: Newman’s Own Salad Dressing.
Seriously, ever since these came out in the 80’s, I’ve been using this dressing. The creamy balsamic is my favorite but I also love the Olive Oil and Vinegar, the Balsamic and the Sesame Ginger! There is a dressing for everyone.
For me, a salad isn’t a great salad unless you have the perfect dressing. And I love how the Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing enhances (and does not overpower) the salad here. It’s delicious with the fruit, avocado and greens. I may be eating this summer berry salad every day for the rest of the summer.
I leave for my Wisconsin Cheese Blogger Retreat tomorrow. . I will have delicious cheese everywhere. . and will have to pace myself. . I haven’t had cheese in 30 days!!!! And you need to follow along on Instagram for something special on Friday!! We’re going someplace pretty cool!
Summer Berry Salad
- blend of fresh green leaf lettuce and baby spinach
- fresh cherries pitted and cut in half
- fresh strawberries with the stem removed and sliced in half
- 1 ripe avocado cut in half lengthwise and sliced
- assortment red yellow and orange bell peppers, sliced in thin strips
- fresh blueberries
- Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing
- Place fresh greens into a large, shallow bowl and top with the fruit and vegetables, in lines, as shown in the photos. Drizzle lightly with dressing and enjoy!
Newman’s Own is inviting consumers to showcase how YOU take your salad from ordinary to extraordinary using Newman’s Own Dressing for an opportunity win a $35,000 donation for the charity of your choice! Visit Greens for Good and click on the “Greens for Good” tab to enter YOUR inspirational salad recipe!!
The “Greens for Good” salad recipe contest begins June 23, 2015 and the entry-phase closes August 21, 2015.
With every bottle of Newman’s Own salad dressing that you buy, you’re helping charitable causes. Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation has given more than $430 million to thousands of charities since 1982. As Paul Newman said, “From salad dressing, all blessings flow.”
And on to the giveaway!!
(open to residents within the United States only)
Because we want EVERYONE to enter this contest and try these dressings. . we’re giving away a $25 gift card to ONE lucky reader! You can spend the $25 on anything you want to!
Enter by using the widget below and GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to purchase ingredients so I could create my own salad recipe. Newman’s Own also provided the $25 gift card for the giveaway. The information and gift cards have been provided by Newman’s Own so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Newman’s Own Dressing. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Newman’s Own.