I will never forget the time, several years ago, when Jorden told me I really needed to cut back on all the fruit I was buying. Too expensive! he said. And I just laughed at him. Because I am CRAZY about fruit….and it’s insanely good for you….and if there’s anything I’m going to cut back on, it’s not going to be fruit! (Sorry, Jorden.)
Living in the Midwest, good fruit can often be hard to come by. For much of the year, we are limited to apples, oranges, bananas, and pears (oh – and strawberries – if you want to spend $5 a pound and have them taste like nothing!) So when summer rolls around, and all the fruits come out of hiding, I’m like a little kid in a candy shop. And so are my kids! We usually just enjoy it “as is” or dump it all into a big bowl and call it fruit salad….but this time around I decided to take a more sophisticated approach.
I imagined all the things I would want in a sweet & savory spinach salad….and then just left out the spinach. Strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, feta cheese, homemade balsamic vinaigrette…..can you get any more sophisticated (or any more delicious!) than that? I dare you.
Berrylicious Summer Salad