Your new favorite salad has arrived. This Triple Berry Pistachio Goat Cheese Salad has it all with fresh berries, sweet greens, tangy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, cool cucumbers, red onions, creamy avocado and topped with a balsamic vinaigrette!
~Triple Berry Pistachio Goat Cheese Salad~
I can honestly say this is one of new favorite salads that has been on the menu three times in the last week! The first two times I prepared it for friends and the last time, well, I had to make it again to post about it. I think it is a winner!
This salad has it all with saltiness, sweetness, tanginess, crunchiness, and creaminess. It's a well balanced salad that is delicious-iness and so easy to make.
Enjoy this summer salad all season long that will be a hit for family and friends at any gathering.
Summer and salads just go together, right? There is no need to turn on the heat to prepare this recipe and it's full of good for you ingredients too. You can also keep it simple by buying your favorite balsamic vinaigrette.
What ingredients will you need for this salad?
- Fresh berries - blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
- Red Onion
- English Cucumber
- Spring Green Salad Mix
- Honey Goat Cheese
- Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
How do you make crusted goat cheese rounds?
Goat cheese usually can be found with other cheeses at the store and is packaged in a round 6-8" log. Slice the log into about ¼" slices (note sometimes you might need to reshape the cheese but it is pliable and easy to do).
Next take shelled pistachios and chop into smaller pieces and place in a bowl. Take the goat cheese round and press the nuts onto the cheese. These can be stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Can you make this salad ahead of time?
Mostly yes. Either build the salad on one large platter or individual plates (minus the avocado and vinaigrette), cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve (store no longer than a day).
Right before serving cut the avocado and place on salad. Either drizzle with vinaigrette or pass around the table for everyone to add their own.
Oh, and for those who may have noticed. See those cute flower cucumbers on the salad? I used a small cookie cutter for that and when I made this salad for July 4th, I used a small star. Just a fun and festive thing to jazz it up!
- Six cups spring greens
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup red onion, slivered
- ½ cup pistachios, chopped
- 6 oz. goat cheese with honey
- ½ cup cucumber, sliced
- 6 tablespoons balsamic vinagrette
- Cut 6 rounds from the goat cheese
- Place pistachios on a plate then press each goat cheese round onto nuts
- Divide the salad greens between six plates along with berries, onion and cucumbers.
- Just before serving cut avocado and divide among plates and top with crusted goat cheese
- Drizzle with vinaigrette
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 7gSugar: 11gProtein: 10g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.