Fresh raspberries combine with cherry tomatoes, quinoa, almonds and feta cheese for the best spring or summer salad, FULLY LOADED RASPBERRY SALAD! It’s fully loaded with tons of protein and colors to make it a family favorite!
As soon as the temperatures start to rise and the sun comes back out here in Oregon I can’t wait to eat my weight in berries. I’ve told you before of my love of the berries that just grow wild here in Oregon when I shared my Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. First, they taste amazing and second they have the best colors. I really do love when my food is pretty! Summer salads with fruit and nuts and vinaigrettes are the best! I was making a salad the other day for lunch and remember that I bought raspberries the other day I added them into the salad along with every other favorite salad topping of mine and the Fully Loaded Raspberry Salad was born!!
I keep a hue bag of sliced almonds in my pantry that I grab at Costco. I love to through a handful into a dry pan and toast them to add to my salad. I love a good crunch in my salad and I worship croutons but when it comes down to it. fried bread squares aren’t going to do me any favors, but the protein I get from the addition of the almonds instead helps to keep me full longer. That’s big for me because I get pretty hangry when I get hungry. 🙂 This summer grab your berries and make a Fully Loaded Raspberry Salad!
- 4 cups of mixed greens (your favorites)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup red quinoa, cooked
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup shallots, diced
- Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette to taste
- combine all ingredients in a salad bowl and toss to coat with dressing
- serve and enjoy!