Summer Salad with Raspberries and Peaches

July 25, 2011

A light, cool and crisp salad is just the thing for hot summer nights.  Adding the best of summer’s fruits makes it even better.  Good raspberries are a treat here in Florida.  Finding ripe but not rotten berries (that were even on sale!) inspired me.  It’s a lot like this one but since I rarely do anything the same way twice, I used what I had on hand and what looked good in the moment.  Add or subtract whatever you like.  You can’t go wrong.

The Salad:

  • Spinach and/or Arugula (or your favorite mixed greens)
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Goat Cheese
  • Sliced Almonds

The Dressing:

  • Extra Light Olive Oil, 1/3 cup
  • Raspberry Vinegar, 1/4 cup
  • Raspberries,  a handful
  • Sugar, a tablespoon or two
  • Black Pepper
  • Cream, 1/3 cup

Muddle the berries and the sugar in a glass measuring cup or small bowl.

Add the oil and vinegar, along with a little fresh ground pepper.  Whisk it all together, taste it and then adjust amounts to taste.

If you want a creamy version, whisk in a little cream just before serving.

Toss the greens into a big bowl and add sliced peaches.

Add the rest of the raspberries.

Top it off with goat cheese and sliced almonds.

Just before serving, add a little dressing.  You’ll have dressing left over for another day.

Toss it all together and enjoy!

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1 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate July 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

Yum! This salad looks delicious and combines a few of my favorite fiber-rich salad ingredients – almonds, raspberries, and spinach. I can’t wait to try this at home!


2 Chef Thomas Minchella July 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

I have a wine dinner coming up soon and needed a salad idea! I would love to do this salad!!


3 Stesha July 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm

What a delicious looking salad. I have to make this before the end of summer!

Hugs and Mocha,


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