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Berry Goat Cheese Salad

This berry goat cheese salad is full of fruit and greens. Spinach, arugula, 3 types of fresh berries, and dried cranberries taste delicious with goat cheese.

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I have been swimming in a pile of scones, muffins and doughnuts the past few days. So many recipe fails – I can’t even explain it. I think if I did, you wouldn’t believe me.

I have been testing and tasting and tossing out – even the dog didn’t want to eat one of my fails. You want to talk about a bad sign?

I previously thought he would eat anything!

Many of those recipes involve berries which means that there are a lot of various berries in my fridge. I took this as a big, fat sign to take a break from my baked goods experiment to make a healthy salad.

Never Go Shopping Hungry

Many of the recipes that I create are made from the various ingredients I have laying around in my pantry or are forgotten in the back of the refrigerator.

When I’m having a delusional day, I imagine my dining room is a fancy restaurant and I’m the head chef. Or maybe even culinary director (how’s that for fancy?)

I give myself the task of making “Today’s Specials!” out of the items we’ve forgotten about.

It’s a great way to use up long lost ingredients and limits the amount of food waste in my home.

strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and dried cranberries

Today’s forgotten ingredients aren’t the berries but the greens and the goat cheese. I purchased a huge package of arugula and a bag of spinach on a hungry grocery shopping trip.

Never. Go. Shopping. Hungry.

After I finally ate something that day, I forgot whatever plan I had for the greens and they sat in the fridge. For a few days. Mr. B. found them around the same time I decided to take a break from baking with the berries. And the rest was history.

picture of berry goat cheese salad

balsamic vinaigrette being poured on berry goat cheese salad

Berry Goat Cheese Salad

This berry goat cheese salad is easy peasy. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with the vinaigrette of your choice.

Or, do what I do with my salads. I put salad dressing in a small bowl or cup and eat my salad, dressing on the side – I worked in a restaurant for far too long.

Then, before I take a forkful of salad, I dip my fork in the dressing and then spear the lettuce/vegetable/fruit. You need and eat less dressing this way which is healthier.

tossed berry goat cheese salad in glass bowl

picture of berry goat cheese salad on a round blue plate

bowl of berry and goat cheese salad

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Berry Goat Cheese Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This berry goat cheese salad is full of fruit and greens. It's easy to make and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 cup strawberries (cut into 4 pieces each)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salad dressing of your choice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve with salad dressing.
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Frugal Hausfrau

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

What an absolutely gorgeous salad this is! I'm in love with it and pinning! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! I peeked in earlier, but didn't get a chance to comment before now! Have a great weekend!

Mollie

Diana Rambles

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Thanks for sharing this post at the Pin Me Linky Party at Diana Rambles. It will be featured tomorrow as part of a salad recipe collection. It's also been yummed, pinned and tweeted. Have a great weekend! ~Diana

Rachel Osborn

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

This looks like a yummy refreshing change! I don't typically like goat cheese, but feta would probably work nicely, wouldn't it? Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy linkup!

Audrey

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Such a beautiful salad. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids TastyTuesdays. I always love to see what you share with us.

Helen Fern

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Summer in a bowl! Thanks for linking up at What's for Dinner

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