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The Most Delicious Red, White, and Blue Berry Salad

A light, refreshing, and colorful salad loaded with seasonal strawberries, blueberries, red onion, and goat cheese.  Mix up a tangy lemon vinaigrette to dress it perfectly.  

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Living in New England, my family is drawn to the beach, particularly those of the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

There’s something about getting on the boat and leaving it all behind.

Stepping off the ferry, we feel like we are home, but visiting this quaint island is also a little like stepping back in time.

view of Martha's Vinyeard beach

For us, Martha’s Vineyard means unplugging from the 21st century and enjoying the more simple things in life like daily bike rides, a trip to the Farmer’s Market, watching the sun set, and of course, visiting all of the local restaurants.

One of our favorites is Among the Flowers, located in beautiful, historic Edgartown.

On their menu, they have a summer berry salad that I can’t get enough of, so I’ve recreated this favorite restaurant salad to enjoy at home. I am excited to share it with you here!

Why You’ll Love This Berry Salad

Chock full of sweet berries, creamy goat cheese, mild red onion, and dressed in a tart lemon vinaigrette, this colorful salad both looks and tastes like summer.

The restaurant version is prepared with candied pecans, but I skip those due to a nut allergy. If you also need to skip the nuts, but crave that crunch, try adding some roasted sunflower seeds.

These delicious ingredients are so simple to prepare, making it easy to recreate this gorgeous salad and enjoy a little piece of Martha’s Vineyard for yourself!

view of sliced red onion for berry salad

Berry Salad Ingredients

  • Mixed baby greens
  • About 2 cups of fresh sliced strawberries
  • About 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 3.5 ounce container of crumbled goat cheese
  • roasted sunflower seeds (optional)
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How to Make This Red, White, and Blue Berry Salad

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Wash mixed baby salad greens and spin with a salad spinner to get rid of excess moisture
  • Wash blueberries.
  • Wash and slice strawberries.
  • Slice red onion into thin slices

Make the Salad Dressing

My family and I enjoy this delicious Berry Salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. Our favorite is this recipe for The Best Lemon Vinaigreete from Allrecipes.com.  This dressing is so easy to make. It is a bit tangy, and therefore, it complements the sweet fruit in this salad well. You can easily mix up a batch in just a few minutes. It stores well in a mason jar, in the fridge.

This salad also pairs well with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing.

view of summer berry salad

Assemble the Salad

Gently toss mixed baby salad greens with strawberries, blueberries, red onion, roasted sunflower seeds, and dressing. Top with goat cheese.

view of red, white, and blue berry salad on table.

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What to Serve With This Red, White, and Blue Berry Salad

To make this salad a light, refreshing, and satisfying meal, top it with grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon.

While we can’t visit Martha’s Vineyard often, we can enjoy this Red, White, and Blue Berry Salad on our coastal inspired porch.

I hope you give this berry salad a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

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view of red, white, and blue summer berry salad
view of summer berry salad

The Most Delicious Red, White, and Blue Berry Salad

A light, refreshing, and colorful salad loaded with seasonal strawberries, blueberries, red onion, and goat cheese.  Mix up a tangy lemon vinaigrette to dress it perfectly. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • Mixed baby greens
  • 2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 3.5 ounce crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp dry roasted sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash mixed baby salad greens and spin to get rid of excess moisture.
  • Wash blueberries.
  • Wash and slice strawberries.
  • Slice red onion into thin slices.
  • Gently toss mixed baby salad greens with strawberries, blueberries, red onion, roasted sunflower seeds, and choice of dressing.
  • Top with goat cheese.

Notes

My family and I enjoy this delicious Berry Salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. This salad also pairs well with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing.
To make this salad a light, refreshing, and satisfying meal, top it with grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon.
Keyword salad with berries, salad with berries and goat cheese, summer salad

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26 Comments

  1. Looks delicious!!! My favorite vacation spot is Italy. Since we’ve been home, I’ve re-created the experience by making cellos (a liquor for after dinner), cannoli, caprese salad and a few other items. Happy 4th!

    1. How wonderful for you to travel to Italy! Someday I would love to visit there! Isn’t it fun to recreate the experience with food?! Thank you so much for stopping by!

    1. I appreciate your kind comment, Shelby! I agree…goat cheese makes everything delicious! I hope you enjoy this summer salad!

  2. This looks delicious! And my kids will eat it as long as o load it with fruit and cheese. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lynne – This looks delicious and I will definitely add it in to the summer salad rotation! I loved hearing you talk about Martha’s Vineyard. I so want to travel that part of our country to visit all the East Coast beaches. It sounds so picturesque and charming. Thank you for sharing this! Pinning your beautiful pictures!!

    1. You made my day with your kind words, Kristine! We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful country, with so many unique and charming places to visit! I hope you enjoy this summer salad. Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

  4. This looks so good I cannot wait to try it. Pinning and thanks for the recipe.

  5. Lynne this looks delicious and there is nothing I love more than a light salad in the summer months.

  6. We love Italy! And the beach here on the east coast. Looking forward to making this…yum!

  7. Yum, this recipe looks amazing. Salads that include fresh greens, berries are always my favorite.
    Happy Spring,
    Kippi

  8. This recipe screams summer. I can’t wait for warmer weather and refreshing salads like this.

  9. I’ve never had a sweet and savoury salad; I’ll have to try this!

  10. Now, that’s my kind of eating! It looks delicious Lynne! Pinned

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