Balsamic Berry Vinaigrette Winter Salad

Balsamic Berry Vinaigrette Winter Salad

4 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This festive salad features colorful greens, fruit and cheese tossed with a light and zesty dressing.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free strawberry preserves
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 small cooking apple, such as Braeburn or Gala, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled blue, feta, or goat cheese (chèvre) (2 oz.)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted


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  1. For vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, yogurt, preserves, oil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. In an extra-large serving bowl, combine spinach, romaine, apple, cheese, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. Drizzle with half of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. Pass the remaining vinaigrette.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 90 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 50 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 2,283 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 143,599 mg sodium; 104 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (46% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 4

December 18, 2018
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By: alr3
Replace strawberry preserves with either real strawberries, or raspberties, and whirl it in a small food processor or a blender, or use a stick blender.
January 25, 2018
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By: Dezrah
I like this recipe. Here are some suggestions I'd make: I used goat cheese. It was delicious but a bit too smooth for this salad. Consider a nice hard blue cheese for a balance of textures. Chop the apple after slicing so pieces are no larger than 1"x1". This size is more manageable for individual bites. Sprinkle the pomegranate after serving. When I tossed the salad, all the pomegranate fell to the bottom, so the first serving had hardly any and the last had way too many. I added about 4 oz of cooked chicken as part of a meal plan. This vastly improved the meal as a whole.
January 15, 2018
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By: Jackstng
This one was so easy to make and incredibly good. Great combo of flavors and the whole family like it.
October 06, 2017
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By: Penelope Wall
So good. This is a winter staple in our house.
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