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Four-Berry Salad

Balsamic vinegar and brown sugar make a sweet-tart dressing for the berries. Serve as is or, for an extra crunch, with toasted nuts.
Body+Soul, July/August 2006
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 10 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved, or quartered if large
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons small mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar and sugar.

  2. Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and mint. Toss to combine. Transfer to serving bowls and sprinkle nuts over top if desired.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (9)

  • 30 Dec, 2010

    kikkid: There is only 1 website I have ever seen that allows you to adjust by serving. I always thought it was common knowledge that you have to adjust the recipes. They simply do not do it. I have not seen it on websites or in cookbooks. Since you will not find recipes like that here or elsewhere I would suggest you look on websites that are cooking for 1. That way you can prepare as many as you like.

  • 26 Apr, 2010

    Just buy frozen and thaw them.

  • 9 Feb, 2009

    berries really aren't in season...

  • 12 Jan, 2009

    This recipe calls for 3 3/4 cups of fruit! Instead of having to downsize recipes, can you give ingredients for one portion and let us multiply them if there happen to be others in the house on the same program (not likely)???? Thanks.

  • 12 Jan, 2009

    Mmmmm ... In Mexico berries are always expensive so frozen or dried. Part of the challenge is to use our creativity with local products or to use the ingredients we have on hand.

  • 11 Jan, 2009

    I sounds really good, but I agree with you, this is off season for local berries here and they are rather expensive. I wonder if you would get the same result from frozen?

  • 5 Jan, 2009

    this would be ok if berries weren't so expensive....

  • 13 May, 2008

    NO THE BACK GATE WAS NOT MY BREAKFAST, THE BLACKBERRIES IN A BOWL WITH CREAM. I NEVER GOT HUNGRY UNTIL NOON. NOW MARTHA HAS TOLD US THAT BLACKBERRIES IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION, BALANCE AND MUSCLE TONE. WOW!

  • 13 May, 2008

    I WOULD GATHER ALL THE BERRIES IN A BOWL, ADD SOME CREAM AND CALL IT BREAKFAST. WE HAD A BLACKBERRY BUSH RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR BACK GATE ON THE FARM, AND THAT WAS BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING. WE HAD SOME GOOSEBERRIES BUT THEY WERE TO FAR TO WALK, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOUSE.