Raspberry Feta Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

Raspberry Feta Salad
Now that summer has arrived and it’s finally getting warm, I am trying to keep the oven off as much as possible. That means lots of grilling and salads. We like to mix it up and create all kinds of unique salads so that we don’t get bored.
Raspberry Feta Salad
This salad is a little fancy and a lot delicious. Raspberries have been so delicious lately and they were super cheap at the grocery store recently so I may have bought 5 containers. In my house, that’s only about a 3 day supply but I managed to save 2 so that I could play around with a dressing and salad that would make them the star. But let me tell you, it was difficult keeping my children’s grubby little hands off of them. Look at this poor, undernourished girl begging by my photo set up for a raspberry and walnut.
Raspberry Feta Salad
Raspberry Feta Salad
She was so not happy when I moved her hand out of the shot.
Raspberry Feta Salad
Don’t you feel bad for her?
Raspberry Feta Salad
Just FYI, I let her have one. Anyway, now that I’m done being a mean mommy….
Raspberry Feta Salad
I used to think I didn’t like fruit in salad…until I actually tried it. Turns out it’s good. Funny how that works, huh? I love the combination of the sweetness of the raspberries and saltiness of the feta. And I always need a crunch in my salad so walnuts were the perfect addition.
Raspberry Feta Salad
I also marinated a couple of boneless chicken breasts in the dressing which resulted in incredibly moist chicken off the grill. The chicken combined with the salad made for a perfect summer meal.
Raspberry Feta Salad
Raspberry Feta Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

For the salad:
8 cups mixed greens
6 oz. raspberries
1/2 cup feta
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

For the dressing:
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. raw honey
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready.

2. In a large bowl add mixed greens. Top with raspberries, feta and walnuts then lightly toss. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and serve.
Raspberry Feta Salad

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