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Summer Berry Salad with Balsamic-Honey Yogurt Dressing

Now that fresh berries are available at local fruit markets and pick-your-own berry farms, here’s a cool, summery salad from Chef Robert Smith of Ascension Via Christi St. Francis that you’ll want to try.

It’s delicious as a side salad, or make it a meal with slices of grilled chicken breast.

Summer Berry Salad with Balsamic-Honey Yogurt Dressing

Yield: 4 Servings

  • 2 cups baby spinach greens
  • 1/8 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/8 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/8 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/8 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 boneless pre-cooked grilled chicken breasts, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon candied walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup vanilla or plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (clover or orange, if available)

Rinse each kind of berry separately and drain. Slice strawberries.

In a bowl, gently toss berries together. (If adding chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces and toss with berries.) 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vinegar and honey. 

On individual salad plates, arrange equal amounts of greens. Top with equal amounts of the berry mix then drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over the top.

Garnish with candied walnuts.

About Judy Conkling

Judy Conkling is a Wichita writer and editor with a deep interest in all things related to healthy living.