Spring Salad with Beets, Blackberries and Goat Cheese

I made this salad last week and it was absolutely amazing! The sweet berries mixed with the tangy beets go great together and the almonds gave it a nutty crunch. It’s packed with great antioxidants so it’s good for you too!

I made a simple balsamic vinaigrette but you can can use any berry dressing you prefer. This is the type of salad that you can be creative with and more or less ingredients, any type of beery or nuts you choose.

It’s a keeper for all of your summer meals! Enjoy!


1 pound or more of spring salad mix or more

1/2 small red onion (finely sliced)

1 cup of sliced pickled beets

8 ounces of blackberries

2 tablespoons of goat cheese

1/2 cup of sugared almonds or pecans (optional)

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of regular mustard

1/4 cup crushed black pepper

2 garlic cloves (finely minced)


Place salad in bowl. Top with the beets, blackberries, and onions. Top with crumbled goat cheese and almonds.

Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients very well. When ready to serve pour dressing over salad and toss gently or in individual salad bowls.

Note: Pour dressing sparingly to your taste only when ready to serve or the lettuce will wilt.

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