If you’ve been to my house or asked me to bring a potluck dish to yours, you’ve no doubt had this salad. It’s my go-to salad. Sometimes I top it with chicken to make it into a meal, and I often substitute the berries with whatever berries look good, exchange the feta for goat cheese, or add walnuts instead of almonds. But the dressing is always the same: equal parts Champagne vinegar, honey, and olive oil. So simple, but extraordinary.
I took this to a friends’ house a few days ago. Keep the dressing in a mason jar for transport, and toss the salad right before serving.
Fresh Berry Salad
4 cups spring mix salad greens
2 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, even grapes in a pinch)
1/4 cup slivered almonds (or walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (or goat cheese)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Champagne vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a jar with a lid, combine the honey, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Shake well. Toss with the greens, berries, cheese, and nuts.