Fresh is the name of the game with this lighter, healthy and flavorful salad loaded with fresh berries, arugula, quinoa and drizzled with a orange poppy seed vinaigrette!
While we have been enjoying this salad, this post almost didn't happen. I had great intentions to post this last week as my first recipe of the year when all the pictures turned out like crap. I had no idea what I was doing wrong, was it the light, composition or just me having a bad photography day? I think it was a trifecta. So I got pretty discouraged and put this idea on the back burner until I could get over my defeat.
Well, today I was determined to get the shot and hopefully share my success. I traded in the original idea of wooden bowl for a white one and the dark background board for this white one and ta da, this captures what I had in mind when I first wanted to share this with you.
Can you name all the fruits in the bowl before reading the ingredients? One might stump you - it looks like yellow cherry tomatoes but it isn't - keep reading to see what it is!
So, did you guess golden berries? We have been enjoying these lately and they make a great addition in salads or for just snacking. They are a bit tangy and have a nice bite to them. Another fruit that would be good are blackberries so be sure to make this salad your own with your favorite fruits. Looking for other salads? Be sure to check out so these on the blog Jicama Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and this Italian Chopped Salad to get eating right!
You will love this dressing too! It is so light and a little goes a long way.