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Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds

If you’ve never had fresh berries in a green salad before, now’s the time to try it.  My sister S is here in San Diego visiting us, and she shared her secret for losing an entire dress-size these past few months:  she eats a salad with berries and sugared nuts for dinner almost every night!  Ok, so she’s a fanatic on the elliptical machine too… but in any case, this is a darn good salad and it’s healthy too.  Sister S helped me create this Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds.

Triple berries are featured in this salad.  I used blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.  Feel free to use your favorite berries though.

The sugared almonds are super simple.  Just melt the sugar in a hot skillet and add the almonds to let the melted sugar coat them.  That’s all you do.  We also added avocado and gorgonzola crumbles.  If you’re not a blue cheese fan, add goat or feta instead (or leave it out entirely).  We tossed it all in a strawberry-balsamic dressing.  SO GOOD.  If I can eat this every night for dinner and lose a dress size, I’m all over that.  My family can just fend for themselves for a while, lol!

See how beautiful this salad bowl is?  It’s an acacia wood bowl from Lenox .

The only reason I’m sharing this dorky picture of myself is to show you just how big this salad bowl is.  It’s HUGE!  Our salad looked pretty in it, and the bowl was very easy to clean too.

This was originally a giveaway post, but the giveaway has ended.  If you are interested in the bowl, you can check it out here >

Dansk Wood Classics Round Salad Bowl with Servers

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Fantastic summer salad recipe!

Ingredients:

ALMONDS:
3 Tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/2 cup slivered almonds

DRESSING:
3 Tablespoons strawberry jam
1 Tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
dash of freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

SALAD:
1 pound mixed baby greens
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 whole green onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups blackberries
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups blueberries
3/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles

Directions:

1. Prepare the almonds: In a small skillet, heat the sugar over medium heat until it begins to melt. Add the almonds to the pan and toss rapidly until the sugar coats all of the almonds and the almonds are lightly browned. Pour them out onto a glass dish and separate almonds with a fork. Cool until hardened and break into pieces.

2. In a small bowl (or a shaker jar), combine all of the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil. Add the olive oil in a slow stream, whisking as you add the oil until the dressing thickens.

3. In a large bowl, place the greens, avocado, green onions, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Toss them with the dressing. Add almonds and gorgonzola crumbles. Toss lightly and serve.

Tips:

*Use whatever kinds of berries you'd like, and feel free to switch out the gorgonzola crumbles for goat cheese or feta cheese too.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Lenox.com. I was not compensated to write this post. All opinions of this product are my own.

621 Responses to “Triple Berry Salad with Sugared Almonds”

  1. postedJun 30, 2011 3:41 AM

    Hi Lori – the bowl is absolutely beautiful – and yes huge! I agree, it would be a great wedding present. My favorite salad add in would probably be mandarin oranges and sliced almonds.

  2. postedJun 30, 2011 3:54 AM

    GORGEOUS!! My favorite summer salad mix-in is strawberries. I make (& posted about) a salad very similar to this and dress it with a homemade honey vinegarette. Can’t wait to make your triple berry version!

  3. postedJun 30, 2011 3:55 AM

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  4. postedJun 30, 2011 3:57 AM

    I love adding fruit to salads and also goat cheese:-)

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  6. postedJun 30, 2011 4:07 AM
    Emily

    My husband and I love to add in Craisins, walnuts and goat cheese. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

  7. postedJun 30, 2011 4:27 AM

    Fave salad add ins: anything seasonal and fresh and crunchy like bell peppers, cukes, tomatoes, anything the farmers market has

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  9. postedJun 30, 2011 4:28 AM
    Amy Ross

    I love adding berries, craisins, fresh peppers from my garden, cilantro, really anything into my salads! I love this salad bowl too and can’t wait to try your recipe!!

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  12. postedJun 30, 2011 4:37 AM
    Cristina B

    My favorite salad mix-ins are dried cranberries and walnuts

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  14. postedJun 30, 2011 4:40 AM

    Goat cheese and walnuts. Yum!

  15. postedJun 30, 2011 4:44 AM
    April V

    Grapes & cucumbers!

  16. postedJun 30, 2011 4:45 AM
    Angela

    I love adding blueberries, apples, raisins, ,and feta cheese to my summer salads!

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  18. postedJun 30, 2011 4:51 AM
    Kate

    I love making fresh salsa and using it instead of dressing.

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  20. postedJun 30, 2011 4:57 AM

    My favorite thing to add to salads is either slivered or sliced almonds. I love the crunch they give while being much healthier than croutons!

    That bowl is gorgeous!

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  23. postedJun 30, 2011 5:00 AM

    whatever i can find in the garden… broccoli side shoots, garlic scapes, beet greens… oh, and now blackberries, raspberries and strawberries!

  24. postedJun 30, 2011 5:28 AM
    Jessen

    I Like Feta Cheese and Avocado in my Salads! Yummy =) I’ve been eyeing a bowl like that for quite sometime (Alittle pricey right now). Whenever I have company I have to serve in a Large Tubeware because I don’t have a bowl Big enough (Embarassing!). Love your Salad!

  25. postedJun 30, 2011 5:28 AM
    Jessie

    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for the salad dressing. It tasted so good with light mayo and milk!

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    Summer is time to add some strawberries and poppyseed dressing to my salads!!

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  33. postedJun 30, 2011 5:48 AM

    In the summer I like to use fresh herbs or tomatoes from the garden.

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  35. postedJun 30, 2011 6:11 AM

    Without a doubt, fresh tomatoes. We only get them a few months a year so EVERYTHING gets tomatoes!!

  36. postedJun 30, 2011 6:11 AM
    Sarah W

    I love me some nice feta cheese on top of my salads in the summer!

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  39. postedJun 30, 2011 6:15 AM
    Andrea

    I love adding mixed grain salads to my greens salad – and no need for dressing!

  40. postedJun 30, 2011 6:20 AM
    Venus

    I love this salad~ leafy salad greens with dried cranberries, diced apples, crumbled blue cheese, and tossed in Toasted Asian dressing and raspberry dressing! Yum you can add slivered almonds but I get the candied walnuts. Great with grilled chicken breast.

  41. postedJun 30, 2011 6:30 AM
    Christy Rose

    I like to add fresh peaches to our salads in the summer! Beautiful bowl!

  42. postedJun 30, 2011 6:50 AM

    I love to add in whatever is fresh from the backyard. Right now we’re eating a wide variety of greens, herbs, raspberries and strawberries. Very soon we’ll have tomatoes – yay!

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  45. postedJun 30, 2011 6:53 AM
    Kim (@zurichnee)

    This salad looks awesome! Lately I am on a salad made up of spinach and mixed greens, raisins and sliced almonds. Sometimes add in some fine sliced red onion or chopped green onion for a bit of spicyness. Love your recipes!

  46. postedJun 30, 2011 6:58 AM
    Lindsay

    I love to add avocado to everything in the summer, but especially salads. So creamy and delicious. It would look great in that salad bowl! ;)

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    I love candied nuts for a nice sweet summer add-in!

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  50. postedJun 30, 2011 7:00 AM

    Ha, it’s huge! Love it! I really like adding sliced peaches to my summer salads.

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  58. postedJun 30, 2011 7:17 AM
    SimoneC

    I love cucumbers and avocados to my salads! That bowl is awesome!

  59. postedJun 30, 2011 7:23 AM
    ChristinaV

    I love to add fresh pineapple to my salads. Nothing beats a freshly cut pineapple….yumm!

  60. postedJun 30, 2011 7:24 AM
    Jennie M.

    My husband and I can’t wait for summer salads! Our favorite is arugula, watermelon, goat cheese and pickled onions…it doesn’t even need dressing!

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  63. postedJun 30, 2011 7:28 AM

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  70. postedJun 30, 2011 7:32 AM
    Liz

    My 3 daughters & I love to add berries to our salads & cucumbers of course. My 12 yr old is type 1 diabetic so berries & natural sugar in limited amounts is great for her & she loves it too!

    Great looking salad & love the bowl! Adding this one to my recipe box!

  71. postedJun 30, 2011 7:33 AM
    Suzanne B

    The bowl is beautiful, as well as the salad. Having recently tried a fruit filled salad at Panera, I’m sold on adding in the fruit. Now that your sis had eaten one every night and lost a dress size, I think I will try that too!

  72. postedJun 30, 2011 7:33 AM
    Pam R

    I like strawberries and feta cheese. Also love red onions for a bit of crunch! Lovely bowl set. Would love to be one of the lucky winners!

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  74. postedJun 30, 2011 7:34 AM
    michelle

    This salad looks awesome. Can not wait to try it. The bowl is amazing. Great way to serve all the wonderful salads we will be eating this summer =) Thanks for the chance to win.

  75. postedJun 30, 2011 7:35 AM
    Kim

    I love to add different fruits and feta cheese.

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  77. postedJun 30, 2011 7:36 AM
    Rhonda mcbaiqn

    Love adding fresh fruit in season to simmer salads. Gives a salad a little something extra! This salad looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try.

  78. postedJun 30, 2011 7:36 AM

    this salad sounds right up my alley, and that bowl is beautiful! my fave salad add-in is goat cheese!

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  81. postedJun 30, 2011 7:36 AM
    Robin

    I mix in fresh zucchini and mango! Yum:) Your salad is so colorful. I can’t wait to make it Thanks. I follow you on FB!

  82. postedJun 30, 2011 7:37 AM

    Lori, the bowl is beautiful and is a wonderful complement to your gorgeous salad!
    I love adding fresh tomatoes from the garden, and red onions.

  83. postedJun 30, 2011 7:38 AM

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  84. postedJun 30, 2011 7:38 AM

    My 3 favorite summer salad add-ins:

    1. fresh herbs from my garden…chives, oregano, parley, basil, and cilantro
    2. something from the grill (steak, chicken, salmon)
    3. home grown tomatoes!!!!!

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  87. postedJun 30, 2011 7:39 AM
    Rachel

    In the summer, my salads consist of whatever looks best at the farmer’s market that week. Tomato season here is just starting, and I am SOOO excited for lovely fresh tomatoes!

  88. postedJun 30, 2011 7:39 AM
    wendi gratrix

    Summertime in Alaska…salads with a sprinkle of smoked salmon!

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    julie gasparro

    wow! youre sooo beautiful and i cant tell you how much i enjoy you and your talented sons blogs/recipes/musings, etc! i just love you! this salad WILL be one that i prepare to wow my friends and family this next week in californina for our annual 4th of july party!! my best girlfriend and i always try to out do each other to please everyone, and this recipe will do the trick! thanks so much! and i would treasure owning this gorgous bowl!!!! keep up the amazing good work you do! love and blessings! julie! xoxo

  90. postedJun 30, 2011 7:40 AM
    mlj

    goat cheese, craisins, tomatoes, red onion, with balsamic vinagrette!

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  95. postedJun 30, 2011 7:41 AM
    diane b

    I like adding dried cranberries, sunflower seeds , spinach, green pepper to my salad. i mix ranch and italian dressing to go on mine. that salad bowl set is wonderful, i could see using that at our get togethers, thanks

  96. postedJun 30, 2011 7:42 AM

    my fav add in for summer salad are fresh tomatoes, olives and montz cheese. mmmm…

  97. postedJun 30, 2011 7:43 AM
    TaraOBrien

    My favorite salad ingredients are sugar-spice pecans, goat cheese and dried cranberries. Your berry salad looks delicious, too!

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  99. postedJun 30, 2011 7:45 AM

    Berries are my favorite salad add-ins for the summer time. Just so delicious!

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