Friday, June 10, 2011

Raspberry Salad


    This time of the year I try and eat salads with every meal. I love salads, especially with
    fruit. What is not to love about this one. Raspberries, Cashews, Kiwi's and a homemade
    dressing. I'm sold and I might be making this, weekly. You can also make cinnamon-
    sugar croutons and take to the next level. Enjoy!

                                                               Raspberry Salad

      6 -7 cups baby spinach
      2 cups fresh raspberries
      3 kiwi's peeled and sliced
      1/2 cup red onion, diced
      a handful of cashews or toasted almonds
      1/4 teaspoon pepper
      3 tablespoons olive oil
      2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
      3 tablespoons raspberry jam

        1) In a jar with a tight fitted lid, combine the oil, vinegar, jam and pepper, shake well.
        In a large salad bowl, gently combine spinach, 1 cup raspberries, onions, and some of
        the cashews. Top with kiwi, berries, nuts and croutons if you made them. Drizzle -
        with dressing.

55 comments:

  1. Looks FANTASTIC!! I will have to try this. :)

    ~Crystal

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  2. sounds perfect for summer nights! i would do w/o kiwi though- makes my toungue tickle & itch! (allergic? lol)

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  3. This sounds divine Val! I love using fruit in salads but have never done the raspberry/kiwi combo. I'm going to have to try this one for sure! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. YUM!!! This is the perfect summer salad! I will certainly be making this! I just need to create a folder in my recipe file with just your stuff!

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  5. I saw this pic, and went crazy with happiness! I love spinach, raspberries and all the rest! I can't wait to whip it up.

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  6. Lovely, light salad for summertime!

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  7. Yesterday I had a salad a lot like this and I felt so healthy!!
    I've never thought to add kiwi to it though!! Definitely trying that next time!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Perfect summertime salad! I love the pop of red with the raspberries! I just bought a whole slew of rasberries from Costco:)

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  9. Yummy! This screams SUMMER to me!

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  10. Fruit is so yummy on salads huh? It adds such a freshness. I can't wait to whip up some of this dressing!

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  11. I love salads too and this one looks especially 'summery' and delicious!

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  12. Oooooh! Yum. And I like the idea of jam:)))
    I have raspberries from last summer...it wouldn't be QUITE the same but I may have to try it to use them up before the next round coming up:)
    Thanks!!!

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  13. yum! looks like the perfect summer salad. so refreshing with so many flavors :) have a wonderful weekend! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  14. Oh my gosh! YUM! I bet your family loves all these delicious meals you make :)

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  15. i'm all about fruit on my salad this time of year. super yum :)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just came over here and WOW this salad looks amazing! I love fruit with salads...yum!

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  17. I feel like I'm the only crazy person out there who is SO AGAINST fruit in their salad hahaha.. I might be a little loopy (more then likely) but I just cant bring myself to enjoy it!

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  18. Wow, this looks so refreshing and yummy!!! Great colors too! Have a great weekend! xo

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  19. amazing. I don't ever need to look at a cookbook again, your blog is all I need for the most delicious food recipes!!

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  20. this is perfect for the summer! I LOVE how you used kiwi! Its looks awesome! Never thought to use kiwi. Ive done watermelon, blueberries, strawberries but I really love how you used kiwi! I'll have to try it!

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  21. that salad looks so california ;-) and i would totally eat it up! have a great weekend!

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  22. Your photo of this salad is beautiful! This salad sounds like a great solution to a hot summer day :)

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  23. Sounds so delicious Val!

    Alissa
    www.33shadesofgreen@blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so glad you did. I love yours and can't wait to explore it. It seems like we have similar tastes! I lived in Los Angeles for 25 years and have just moved back to the east coast, so I am missing southern California---looks like we'll be able to help each other out! I can already see that so many of your recipes just scream California.

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  25. Not only does this salad look delicious, it is beautiful as well!! Thanks for sharing a great salad recipe with us :)

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  26. I am going to pin this and save it for later! It looks DELICIOUS!

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  27. this looks like a perfect summer salad! just found your blog and i love it! following now :)

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  28. I love adding fruit to salads, and I love the bright colors of this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. You had me at raspberries! I love summer salads, they can be so many things!

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  30. I try to eat salads with my meals in the summer, too. I especially love salads with fruit, so this one looks perfect for me. It's so colorful and pretty, too!

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  31. I am a salad lover too, and this one, my dear, is perfection. And cinnamon sugar croutons?!? OMG amazing. Thanks for linking it up in the link party!

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  32. This looks sooooo delicious, definitely trying it some day! :)

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  33. What a pretty and delish combo! Those croutons also sound amazing:) happy weekend friend~

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  34. the dressing alone sounds yummy!!

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  35. What a gorgeous salad! I love all the fruit you added, makes it look delicious!

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  36. Good Lord woman! Our mutual friend, Donna, shared your link on FB. How could I have not found you. I am obsessed with food blogs and for the first time...I went thru pages and pages and not one thing that wasn't up my alley. Everything. You have a new stalker. Haha. xoxo

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  37. that sounds delishhh! i love summer salads with fruit! im actually posting one with a chicken recipe tomorrow i think! thanks for the idea!

    http://acrazywalkonthesafeside.blogspot.com/

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  38. Fruits and veggies! Perfect to go along with the herbivore in me. I am always looking for fun ways to get at least 5 a day.

    My name is Baxter, I'm a bunny and I'm hoppin over from the Yummy Friday Linky Party.

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  39. Oh, this is just perfect for me :)

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  40. That not only sounds great - it looks beautiful to boot!

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  41. I want this right now! Just what I need. :D

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  42. This makes me want to jump right in. Gorgeous and yummy!

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  43. Delicious, healthy, beautiful!

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  44. Now that is my kind of salad. I will be making that salad this week, you can bet on it! Thanks for sharing! I love your blog. My husband loves to cook and so I shared your blog with him and he was inspired. He even cooked dinner tonight, ha! XOXO ~Liz

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  45. Mmm.. .this looks amazing! Love all of the fruit! It looks beautiful and perfect for summer!

    A Little Bit of This & That

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  46. This sounds amazing and looks absolutely gorgeous! I've really been in the mood for fruit/salad combos lately so this sounds perfect... Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  47. This looks great. Such a fun salad for summer!

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  48. this looks gorgeous and i love how simple the dressing is!

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  49. This sounds delish! Thanks for sharing some great-sounding (and mouth-watering) salads. Found this one & a couple of others over at Honey We're Home. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  50. I love salad with lots of fruit on top! This looks delicious AND I just bought a big tub of raspberries from the grocery store so I will definitely be making my own version of this. :)

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  51. Looks easy to make and delicious!

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