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Recipe: Balsamic berry vinaigrette winter salad

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balsamic berry winter salad recipe

Sweet and tangy salad

Salads aren’t just for the summer! The seasonally fresh ingredients in this salad make it the perfect side dish for any dinner or add your favorite protein to make it a full meal.  

Serves 8


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free strawberry preserves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 small cooking apple, such as Braeburn or Gala, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled blue, feta or goat cheese (chèvre) (2 oz.)
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted


For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, yogurt, preserves, oil, mustard, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

In an extra-large serving bowl, combine spinach, romaine, apple, cheese, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. Drizzle with half of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. Pass the remaining vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

90 calories, 5.3g fat (1.7g saturated fat), 143599mg sodium, 8.1g carbohydrates, 3.1g protein, 4.7g sugar, 1.7g fiber

Adapted from: Eating Well

Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists