Baby Spinach, Arugula, and Fruit Salad with Balsamic Dressing

January 9, 2011
Baby Spinach, Arugula, and Fruit Salad with Balsamic Dressing


Author Notes: I love this refreshing salad . I always use an apple in this salad but change the fruit to what is seasonal. I love changing the dressing with exciting new flavors.I buy these specialty Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at The Tasteful Olive in Overland Park, Kansas NanciH

Serves: 4 to 40

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Mixture of Nuts & Berries: (I buy this at Costco) Cranberries, dried cherries, pistachios, walnuts, almonds
  • Fuji apple, diced medium (1 apple for 3-4 people)
  • Fresh blueberries, and/or blackberries, raspberries, Peaches, any fresh fruit
  • Grilled chicken, sliced, 1 boneless breast per person
  • Goat cheese, 2 ounces per person

Dressing

  • Equal amounts of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add pepper to taste. My favorites combos are: Persian Lime Olive Oil with Blueberry Balsamic OR Persian Lime Olive Oil with White Peach Balsamic
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Mix equal amounts of the olive oil and balsamic together in a jar and shake well. Add pepper to taste, shake again.
  2. Toss spinach and arugula together, add the nuts and berries, apple , and fresh fruit. Toss with dressing.
  3. Place salad greens on a dinner plate and top with slices of grilled chicken and the goat cheese.

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