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Berry Salad with Lemon Dressing

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Berry salad with Lemon dressing. It seems so simple but then when you get that perfect bite with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds, a light lemon dressing, good mercy! ohsweetbasil.com
 
 
I want to introduce you to this berry salad with lemon dressing. Hands down, this is our new favorite salad. Remember that one time when spinach salad was healthy? Well we now it has brown sugar almonds and a sweet dressing full of sugar to ruin it for ya. Actually it’s still healthier than let’s say a Caesar  salad, but you get the point.
 
Berry salad with Lemon dressing. It seems so simple but then when you get that perfect bite with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds, a light lemon dressing, good mercy! ohsweetbasil.com
 
Seriously, we looooove this salad. My cousin, Robyn brought it to a family get together and days later we were still talking about it. We had it for dinner one night and had the leftovers for lunch the next day. Sweet deliciousness!! I love a good salad recipe. Especially during the summer when you just want something light to eat or a good idea to take to a BBQ or potluck.
 

Berry salad with Lemon dressing. It seems so simple but then when you get that perfect bite with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds, a light lemon dressing, good mercy! ohsweetbasil.com

 
We honestly are obsessed with the dressing. I’ve never felt this way about salad dressing before and although I do feel guilty about the amount of sugar that goes into it I still wont give it up. Like, ever. I’ll eat salad ever single day just to drizzle this dressing over it. And it’s so simple, lemons, a little oil and ginger, gobs of sugar (oops!), and pure gold. Ok, there’s no gold but it does end up tasting like liquid gold. In fact, maybe that should be it’s name!
 
Berry salad with Lemon dressing. It seems so simple but then when you get that perfect bite with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds, a light lemon dressing, good mercy! ohsweetbasil.com
 
 
And let’s not forget our crunchy little friends, brown sugar almonds. Goodness!! We usually use slivered almonds because they grab onto the brown sugar a little better, but we used slice above. Just try not to pick in them as they cool. If it wasn’t for all of the butter and sugar this would be my new snack. I could eat an entire Try this salad. Tomorrow would be a good day 😉
 

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Berry Salad with Lemon Dressing

Our favorite #salad #recipe ever! It seems so simple but then when you get that perfect bite with spinach, berry, and brown sugar almonds with a light lemon dressing, good mercy! ohsweetbasil.com_

Berry Salad with Lemon Dressing

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

For the Brown Sugar Almonds

  • 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 Tb Butter
  • 1/4 Cup or more brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

For the Dressing

  • 1 cup lemon juice use as much fresh as you can
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 cup lemon zest 2 tablespoons

For the Salad

  • 1 Bunch of baby spinach washed
  • Strawberries sliced
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained, or blackberries

Instructions

  • Place the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine or place in a bowl and whisk together.

For the Almonds

  • Toast the almonds over medium heat, watching carefully so as to not burn until slightly browning. Make sure you move them around while toasting.
  • Add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Continue to cook, stirring frequently until brown sugar begins to bubble and stick to the almonds.
  • Remove from heat and spread almonds on parchment paper to cool.
  • Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the salad, toss everything together in a bowl, top with almonds and serve immediately.

Notes

Use any fresh berries or stone fruit.
Nutrition Facts
Berry Salad with Lemon Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 2195
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 61.1mg20%
Carbohydrates 193.4g64%
Fiber 19.4g81%
Sugar 155.5g173%
Protein 23.4g47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
 

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18 comments

  • This is HEAVEN!!!! Oh my gosh this is so so good. It’s my new go to for lunch, I halved the dressing and use it as sparingly as I can(I try to refrain from drinking it) seriously this tastes like candy. Thank you for this. I tell myself it’s spinach and fruit so hopefully I can still manage to lose weight while eating it. If not at least I’m happy right haha.

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    • Haha, yeah fruit and veggies, it’s just fruit and veggies. 😉 Maybe if we both say that weight loss goals will be achieved. 🙂 xoxo

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  • What kind of oil do you use for the dressing?
    Thanks!

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    • Hi Julie, just Canola 🙂

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  • Everything looks so look good I want to lick the screen can’t wait to try all these fun recipes love this site,THANKS

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    • haha, thanks Kim! That’s my favorite salad ever!

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  • I just found this on Pinterest and can’t wait to make it. I love spinach salad and this one looks so refreshing. You raved about the dressing and seeing what’s in it, I can see why. Sounds delicious!

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    • Thanks, Lauren! It really is so light and delicious!

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  • You got my kid to eat salad. Not just picking out the good parts either. He legitimately ate the entire bowl.

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    • YAY!!!! That’s always a huge test on if a recipe will be a keeper here at our house. I mean that dressing is full of sugar so that has to help a little. haha. MADE. MY. NIGHT! Thank you for coming back to tell me!!!

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  • i have to say that i did not like spinach until i had it in this salad at your house. when i get home this recipe is going in my box to use often!

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  • I love a good salad, this sounds just awesome 🙂

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  • Ok, I think even my picky kids would eat this . . . I'll try and see.

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