Mixed Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Total Time: 20 minutes
Fresh food is naturally beautiful but you can make it more so with a few simple steps.
Plating up pretty food starts with thinking about how you’ll serve it. Food served in courses is not only more appetizing, it’s practical. A cool crisp salad stays that way when it’s not sharing the plate with a sizzling entrée.
When you get ready to plate up a meal choose a plate that’s just right for each course. Avoid overcrowding and instead allow for plenty of space around the food. I like to think of the plate as a frame and the food as the art inside it.
Plan menus that have plenty of contrast in color and texture. I choose Dole Salad Blends and Salad Kits because each one is artfully combined for great taste, texture and beautiful appearance. Dole Spring Mix tossed with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries parmesan cheese, sliced almonds and a honeyed balsamic vinaigrette is a perfect example of taking fresh natural food from simply beautiful to simply spectacular. For more inspired ideas for artful food, visit Dole.com
Mix vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Combine salad blend and berries in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and gently toss to coat. Arrange salad on plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and almonds.
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pkg. (8 oz.) bag DOLE® Mediterranean or Spring Mix Salad blend
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
to you by Amy Tobin
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