This summer berry salad is loaded with all the sweet berries!  Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, it’s got them all.  Sprinkled with soft feta and buttery pecans, who even cares that they come on a bed of mixed spring greens! Not to mention an easy cherry balsamic vinaigrette and sliced peppered porkloin, this salad makes a full meal that’s perfect for summer nights.

Berry Salad with cherry balsamic dressing.

Berry Salad Scripture

What You Need To Make This Berry Salad & Dressing

  • baby spinach or spring mix salad
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • pecans
  • feta cheese
  • balsamic vinegar
  • cherry coke
  • juice from maraschino cherries
  • peppercorn pork tenderloin

Pouring the cherry balsamic dressing on the berry salad with pork tenderloin.

There are a lot of nights here lately when it’s just me and The Engineer at home for supper.  The kids are here and there, doing their thing, eating on break at work or with friends.  It’s on those nights that something light and easy seems to be what’s needed for supper.

Summer berry salad with balsamic dressing and pork tenderloin.

Summer is wonderful for quick and easy meals with all the fresh fruits and veggies at our fingertips.  And they are just bursting with that special flavor that can only be infused by sweet summer rain and the warm summer sun.  There is no end to the ways they can be whipped up and thrown together for the perfect meal.

Berry Salad with balsamic dressing drizzled all around and peppered pork tenderloin.

And even though those quiet nights with just the two of us inspire simple recipes like this, the whole family still enjoys them.  From late night plates of salad dished up from the fridge to precious family meals accented with big baked potatoes and hot bread, summer salads are just what the season orders!

 

Berry Salad with Cherry Balsamic Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

This summer berry salad is loaded with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, feta and pecans all on a bed of mixed spring greens! Topped with an easy cherry balsamic vinaigrette, this salad makes a full meal with sliced peppered pork loin.

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, Easy Recipe, pork, summer
Servings: 4
Author: Stacey | Southern Discourse
Ingredients
Salad
  • 10 oz. spring mix or baby spinach salad greens
  • 16 oz. strawberries, sliced
  • 6 oz. blackberries
  • 6 oz. blueberries
  • 6 oz. raspberries
  • 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 C pecan halves
  • 18 oz. prepared peppered pork loin, sliced
Dressing
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 C cherry cola
  • 1/4 C maraschino cherry juice
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, bring vinegar, cherry cola and cherry juice to a boil. Reduce and let simmer until reduced by approximately half (about 10 minutes). Let cool and pour into a dressing bottle or small pitcher.

  2. While dressing is cooling, slice strawberries, pork loin and assemble salad by arranging a bed of greens on a platter or serving tray and topping with berries, pecans and feta. Place pork medallions down the middle of salad. Drizzle with dressing. Add cracked black pepper, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Substitutions:  Feta- Goat Cheese, Pork Loin- Grilled Chicken

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