This salad is sublime. It hits all the taste buds with a little sweet, tangy, earthy, salty, and tart- absolutely satisfying! It is simple with just the right flavors and something you can feel good about eating during the summer months, and all year around. When it comes to salads I like one solid theme and not too complicated. Even when I make a salad a main meal I don’t like to have 100 things in the bowl that overwhelm the taste of the greens. To me, a salad is a way to eat greens with a few accompaniments so it’s a little more flavorful. Maybe you love a million things in your salad? If so, comment and let me know how you like your salads and why. I always love to get ideas and hear how other people like different dishes.

,I love using this homemade dressing for other salads as well. It comes together in minutes with a few fresh ingredients and a few shake, shake, shakes in a jar. This salad is a no brainer! Make it with any meal and please a crowd.

Made with Amore,


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Prep time: 20 min Cook time: N/A Total time: 20 min Yield: 6-8



16 oz container mixed green salad

2 Tbs fresh mint

1 pint (170 grams) fresh raspberries

1 pint (170 grams) fresh blueberries

1 pint (170 grams) fresh blackberries

8 oz (226 grams) goat cheese (block or crumbled)

1/2 cup slivered almonds (optional for crunch) *personally, I like without and keep them on the side


1/2 cup oilve oil

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice + zest of one orange

2 Tbs honey

1 tsp salt (more to taste)

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

2 cloves of garlic cut in quarters

Place all ingredients in a Mason jar and shake vigorously. The dressing can stay at room temperature for up to one week.


  1. Place salad in a large serving bowl
  2. Layer fruit and add globs of goat cheese
  3. Pour citrus dressing on top 15 minutes before serving
  4. Don’t toss or all the ingredients will fall to the bottom. Let it sit with the dressing for 15 minutes. As you serve and plate start mixing the ingredients

If you make this recipe please write a comment to tell me your thoughts! I want to connect with all of you through your experience with my recipes.

Love, Elena