This beautiful citrus, berry and feta cheese salad is a rainbow-colored feast for the eyes that proves veggies don’t have to be boring. Bursting with color, flavor and nutrients, it’s an escape from the usual humdrum salad fare.
Start with a base of crisp romaine lettuce and add the sweet-tart flavors of plump blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Feta cheese provides a bold, tangy contrast and creaminess that makes the salad really pop. It’s easy to see why feta, which is made from goat’s or sheep’s milk, is the most beloved cheese of its home country. Greece. It’s a staple of a healthy Mediterranean diet.
The dressing contains only six simple ingredients, but its flavors bring the leafy masterpiece together. The sweetness of honey blends with the tartness of balsamic vinegar and a little kick of mustard in a base of olive oil to make the perfect heart-healthy, low-calorie topper. A sprinkling of slivered almonds adds even more tasty goodness and an irresistible crunch to every bite.
This salad will give you the taste of a warm summer day any time of year. It’s packed with vitamins that help maintain your immune system, and its vivid colors are sure to brighten your mood.
Out of berries? Don’t worry: This salad tastes great with just about any seasonal fruits, from apples to grapes to pineapple. Get creative and add your favorite nuts, or throw in a few more leafy greens such as spinach, radicchio and arugula. When it comes to fruits and veggies, you really can’t get too much of this good thing.
A beautiful addition to any table, this salad serves equally well as an accompaniment to most any entrée — and as a meal in itself!