Raspberry Salad with Baby Greens and Raspberry-Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Raspberry Salad with Baby Greens and Raspberry-Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Rasberry Salad
Sarah Remington
Rasberry Salad

My husband, Drew, calls this the “Earthbound Farm Heritage Salad” because it combines both crops that launched Earthbound Farm: raspberries and spring mix. These two ingredients come together beautifully in this delightful salad, and they are perfectly complemented by creamy avocado, sweet, crunchy pecans, and a red-tinged raspberry-golden balsamic vinaigrette. The special vinegar is made by mixing some raspberries with vinegar, letting it sit, and then straining it. Easy, unique, and delicious! — Myra Goodman

4
Servings
938
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 2  Cups  raspberries
  • 1/3  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3  Cup  toasted pecan oil or toasted walnut oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4  Cup  golden balsamic vinegar

For the salad

  • 5  Ounces  spring mix
  • 1/2  Cup  raw, unsalted pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • ripe avocado, cut into bite-size pieces

Directions

For the vinaigrette

In a small bowl, combine ½ cup of the raspberries with the vinegar.

Mash the berries with a fork until they have thoroughly blended with the vinegar. Allow them to sit for 20 to 30 minutes, and then strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with a fork to release all the juices. Discard the seeds. You should have approximately 1/3 cup vinegar.

Place the olive and pecan oils, mustard, salt, pepper, and the raspberry vinegar in a glass jar and seal the lid tightly. Shake the jar vigorously to combine.

For the salad

Toss the spring mix with ½ cup of the dressing. Taste and add more if desired. Divide the greens among four salad plates and top each serving with some of the avocado, pecans, and the remaining raspberries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
73%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
106g
82%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
177mg
25%
Sodium, Na
585mg
39%
Water
33g
1%

Raspberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Raspberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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