Fresh berries and greens salad

Summertime calls for fresh berries. These red, blue and purple beauties are loaded with health-promoting phytochemicals and fiber. Eating berries is associated with brain, heart and bone health and a lower risk for cancer.

If you're looking for a fun way to boost your green salad this summer, berries might be just the thing. Try this tasty recipe from Terri Taylor, registered dietitian at HonorHealth Cancer Care.


  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • 8 cups salad greens
  • ½ cup fresh strawberry halves
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup each: Packed, chopped fresh mint, parsley and basil
  • Optional: 6 ounces cooked, shredded chicken breast or ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
Fresh berries and greens salad recipe from HonorHealth


  1. To make dressing: Combine vinegar, shallot, walnut oil, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Whisk.
  2. In a small skillet, add walnuts. Heat on low for four minutes or until fragrant and lightly toasted.
  3. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, berries, herbs and walnuts. Top with chicken or cheese if desired.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and toss.

Yield: Six servings

Approximate nutritional breakdown per serving with chicken: 189 calories, 8 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 228 milligrams sodium

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