For a sophisticated starter, try this colorful salad, which marries fresh berries, caramelized nuts and tangy feta cheese. Pureed berries form the base of the dressing, giving it a velvety texture and rich flavor.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004


Recipe Summary

25 mins




Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare nuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray. Combine oil and honey in a small bowl. Add nuts and toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake, stirring from time to time, until golden, 10 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • To prepare dressing: Combine berries, oil, vinegar, water, mustard, garlic, honey, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in shallots.

  • To prepare salad: Just before serving, place greens in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the greens and toss to coat. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Scatter berries, cheese and the glazed nuts over each salad; serve immediately.


Make Ahead Tip: The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 15.3g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 6.2g 25% DV; sugars 7.5g; fat 17.1g 26% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 3959.6IU 79% DV; vitamin c 33.5mg 56% DV; folate 186mcg 47% DV; calcium 192.8mg 19% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 59.2mg 21% DV; potassium 614.5mg 17% DV; sodium 311mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.