This patriotic berry salad is loaded with fresh berries, crunchy maple walnuts and blue cheese. The red white and blue theme makes it perfect for the 4th of July.
All week I’ve been seeing fun patriotic recipes for the 4th and I couldn’t resist joining in on the fun. I thought about making a healthy flag cake or a berry trifle, but ultimately decided a patriotic salad had to happen. I’ll never turn down a chance to create another salad. Especially one that’s this fun!
Many of you probably already have your 4th of July menu planned, but just in case you don’t have a salad recipe picked out, this recipe is for you!
And the best part is that it’s quick, easy and uses ingredients you likely have on hand.
Even with toasting the walnuts and making the dressing, this salad takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Boom.
I went the easy route and used things we already had on hand — fresh berries, blue cheese and walnuts. I suggest you do the same. If you have raspberries or blackberries in your fridge, definitely use those! Any white cheese will work as well. We loved the funky blue cheese we used, but feta or goat cheese would be great too.
So festive, right?
A patriotic berry salad with fresh berries, crunchy maple walnuts and blue cheese. The red white and blue theme makes it perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
10 oz baby greens (I used OrganicGirl Supergreens!)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, feta or goat cheese
1/3 cup raw walnuts
1–2 teaspoons maple syrup