Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese
2013 – Gluten Free Living
Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese is one of the most delicious salads you will ever eat! No kidding. This spectacular salad is loaded with lots of healthy fruits and veggies. I use either spring mix or butter bliss lettuce and spinach for the greens. For the veggies I top it with cucumber slices and finely diced red onion. For the fruits I add sliced strawberries, whole blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. For the nuts I use one of any of the following: glazed walnuts or pecans, cashews, even almonds. I use Feta cheese although other kinds can be substituted.
I always use some kind of sweet poppyseed dressing. The particular dressing I feature in the pictures is Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. The tangy lemony flavor of the dressing off-sets some of the sweetness from the fruits and glazed nuts. I have also used plain olive oil and vinegar for this salad and that tastes fantastic, too. The combination of flavors in this salad is amazing. Truly, it is my FAVORITE salad. I make this as my go-to salad recipe all the time.
I got the recipe from Sarah Lin Ramer when she brought it to a weekly potluck luncheon at church. I used to bring the main dish when our little church start was getting planted and Sarah volunteered many times to bring salads. Her salads were always delicious.
I’ve made only minor alterations to it. She may have based the recipe off a a TV food program or the Internet, or she may have created it solely herself. I’m not sure. For now, Sarah gets credit for it. Most of the time I refer to this as Sarah’s Delicious Salad, but because that doesn’t adequately describe what’s actually in the salad, I’ve changed the name.
I love this salad. I can practically live off this one alone and nothing else! But I do try to eat all my fruits and vegetables and not limit my eating to this alone! This salad is great to serve for Meatless Mondays, especially if you have a side of homemade Easy French Bread or Homemade Rolls or Bread along with it. That is bliss!
If you’re looking for a fabulous salad recipe to wow your company than this one is it! Consider trying this scrumptious salad sometime soon!
About a year ago I redid the pictures for this recipe but I still wasn’t happy with them. Since I make this recipe frequently, I decided to retake pictures again, two years almost to the day since this was originally posted (July 2014).
I think these pictures more adequately depict the lusciousness of this amazing salad. This time I served Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese with a scrumptious homemade poppyseed dressing. It was awesome. If you like a lot of fruit in your tossed salads, then this recipe is for you!
Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese. I’ve packed on the fruit and cheese for this plate, but there really is a LOT of lettuce underneath it all!
Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese is one of my favorite salad recipes. I make it ALL the time!
This luscious salad is filled with berries.
Here’s what I did.
Place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Add sliced cucumbers and finely diced red onion.
Add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.
Add Feta cheese and glazed pecans.
I used these ingredients for the Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing.
Mix ingredients in a blender to combine. Be careful you don’t overdo it with the lemon. You don’t want it to overwhelm the salad.
Even though we usually serve this salad with poppyseed dressing it is also excellent with plain olive oil and vinegar!
Doesn’t Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans, and Feta Cheese look incredible? It’s a wonderful salad! Serve yourself a bowl or plate of salad accompanied by Poppyseed dressing.
This festive and beautiful salad is perfect for holiday dinners like Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Here’s the recipe.
SPRING MIX WITH BERRIES, GLAZED PECANS AND FETA CHEESE
(Recipe from Sarah Lin Ramer, Remedy Church, Waxahachie, TX)
- 10-oz. container spring mix or butter bliss lettuce
- 6-oz. baby spinach, stems removed, if desired
- 1 cucumber, unpeeled, sliced lengthwise twice and then cut in ½” chunks
- A few slices red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings, or small dice
- 16-oz. container strawberries, washed and sliced
- 6-oz. blueberries
- 6-oz. firm raspberries (rinse lightly to preserve texture)
- 6-oz. blackberries
- 8-oz. feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 ½ cups glazed pecans or walnuts
- [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2014/07/02/healthy-lemon-poppy-seed-dressing/” target=”_blank” title=”healthy lemon poppy seed dressing”]Poppy Seed dressing[/url], as desired
- Layer in above order omitting dressing.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Toss to serve, add dressing individually as desired.
Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese is healthy, low calorie, gluten free, and an excellent option for a Meatless Monday meal. It’s very filling and satisfying.
We love the chunky texture of Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese.
Your salad is ready to enjoy!