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Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

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.

Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

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.

Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

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.

Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

A beautiful addition to any table, this salad serves equally well as an accompaniment to most any entrée — and as a meal in itself!

Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 orange, seedless and sectioned
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Meyer lemon, peeled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Divide romaine lettuce, orange sections, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, feta cheese and almonds between two plates or bowls.
  2. Place mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper into glass cup. Whisk until blended.
  3. Just prior to serving, pour vinaigrette over salad.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices.
  5. Serve.

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Citrus, berry and feta cheese salad

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