Holiday Berry Nut Salad
Start your New Year’s Eve festivities with this healthy Holiday Berry Nut Salad. I’m still finishing up with the leftovers from Christmas so I made this healthy salad using all of the leftover fruits, nuts, and specialty cheeses and cold cuts!
The dressing is a simple and light Balsamic Apricot dressing that pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the cheese and cold cuts!
4 – 6 cups of Organic Spring Mix lettuce
1 carrot (sliced thinly into shreds) (optional)
6 – 12 blackberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried cherries
6 -12 dried figs (cut in half)
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup walnut halves
1/8 cup cashews
1 or 2 oz. of Goat or Farmers cheese (crumbled)
2 slices of Gouda, Portuguese cheese or any other you prefer
3 or 4 slices of presunto (or Italian prosciutto) (rolled)
3 or 4 slices of any specialty cold cuts of your choice cut into strips
1/8 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup of Apricot preserves
1 drop of mustard
1 pinch of salt
1 dash of crushed black pepper
Place the spring mix on a large platter and arrange the ingredients on top. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and serve over the salad directly before serving.
You can make this salad in the morning and serve later. Enjoy!