Oregon Summer Berry Salad
The pear might Oregon's official fruit but I'm all about the berries in the summertime. Fresh fruit stands and u-pick farms; that's what I think of when I think of summers in the Willamette Valley.
This salad combines some of my favorites with a fresh lemon dressing and goat cheese. Mmmmm. Goat cheese, lemons and fruit: a winning trio.
Oregon Summer Salad
Total Time: 10 minutes
Arugula, 3 handfuls
1/2 Cup Whole Blackberries, cut in half
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/4 Dried Cranberries
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced + chopped
1/2 Orange Bell Pepper diced + chopped
1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
2oz Goat Cheese Crumbles (half of container)
1 Lemon, Juiced
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Fresh Oregano + Fresh Thyme, finely minced
Salt + Pepper
In a large bowl, combine arugula, fruit, bell peppers, goat cheese and almonds.
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, oregano + thyme, salt + pepper.
Pour dressing over the top of salad and toss to thoroughly combine.