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Summer Salad with Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette

Summer Salad with Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette

Enjoy this easy to make Summer Salad with Raspberry Honey Vinaigrette using Don Victor Foods Raspberry Honey. Just 6 ingredients for this light and flavorful dressing that elevates this simple salad to the perfect warm weather meal.
 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Vinaigrette

  • 1 tbsp Don Victor Raspberry Honey
  • 1/8 cup Lime juice, fresh
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Shallot, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Salt, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 1 bag Spinach, fresh
  • 1 Nectarine, medium size
  • 1 6-8 ounce container Raspberries, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup Blue Cheese

Instructions
 

Vinaigrette

  • Whisk together lime juice, lime zest, raspberry honey, shallot, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper. Add one or two raspberries for added flavor

Salad

  • Toast walnuts in a pan on low heat for a few minutes until fragrant. Remove from pan and let cool while you complete salad.
  • Wash and dry spinach leaves. Add to large serving bowl.
  • Gently wash raspberries in colander and let dry.
  • Slice nectarine in half. Remove stone. Lightly drizzle olive oil onto cut side of fruit. Grill for approximately 5 minutes on cast iron grill pan. Let pan get hot before adding fruit. For grill cross marks, after a few minutes, turn the fruit so you have lines going both ways from the grill pan. Slice or dice fruit for salad with your preferred size.
  • Pour some of the dressing over the spinach leaves until lightly coated. Add walnuts, nectarine and any remaining shallots and gently toss salad. Add raspberries last as they are fragile. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

There are a few ways to make the dressing:
  • Make dressing in the serving bowl. This recipe makes enough dressing for a couple salads so cut in half if doing it this way or you will have too much vinaigrette for the amount of lettuce.
  • Pour ingredients into a jar that has a lid so you can shake it to combine. This is my favorite way of doing it since it will incorporate the raspberry into the dressing itself.
  • Whisk the dressing in a separate bowl. 
Keyword honey, raspberry, Salad, Vinaigrette