Mixed Berry Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh summer berries are tossed with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar in this perfectly balanced sweet and salty mixed berry salad. 

Mixed Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

Hi friends! I feel funny sharing this mixed berry salad with you as I am not even sure I can call this a recipe. It’s a summer salad that I’ve made for years combining some of my favorite flavors. Sweet juicy berries with creamy goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. That’s it! Simple and yet incredible. The perfect balance of sweet and salty.

So if you are looking for new ways to eat your summer berries other than dessert or in smoothies, toss them in a salad and add your favorite toppings to it. Easy peasy!

Mixed Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

Okay now that we have the recipe or not-recipe out of the way, let’s talk about toddlers and the terrible 3s shall we? For some reason, my soon-to-be three-year-old is in his prime destructive-I don’t want to listen-saying no to everything phase. It is taking all of my patience to just survive the long days.

Am I the only one who is dealing with the worst tantrums of my days?

Mixed Berry Salad with Goat Cheese

I know a part of it is that we are probably doing too much this summer and he is tired. But with such a short summer season here in Upstate NY, there’s so much to do. I try not to disrupt his napping schedule even if we travel. But we are spending more time outside, at the park or playground, playing soccer or doing summer activities., Obviously that means less screen time and more whining.

Another part is that we started potty training a few weeks ago. He seemed ready and the time was right to tackle that hurdle. It is going terribly if you are wondering. It’s the worst part of parenthood…so far. So I think I am frustrated, we are all frustrated and patience is short. Which means the tantrums and whinings just seem overboard every.single.day.

They say the days are long and the years short. I need to remember that and keep soaking in the summer with fresh berries, raspberry peach frose, and passion fruit cupcakes. Eating my toddler woes away 🙂

Mixed Berry Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh summer berries are tossed with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar in this perfectly balanced sweet and salty mixed berry salad. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Yield: 5 cups
  • 5-6 cups Spring Mix greens
  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, chopped
  • Optional toppings: sliced almonds, pepita seeds or sunflower seeds.
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the spring mix greens with the strawberries, blueberries goat cheese and toppings. Add the balsamic vinegar and gently toss to mix.
  2. Serve on individual plates and top with more goat cheese or toppings.

Notes

Feel free to use your favorite salad dressing here.

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