Berry Good Salad

Fresh blackberries and fresh blueberries from The Produce Box made my twelve o’clock  salad doubly delicious.Berry Good SaladDisclosure: I have received a Produce Box free of charge and  I was not expected  to write this post. I was not financially compensated for my time.  Opinions are my own.

I was so excited to receive my goodies from the Produce box today I literally  met Robyn, the area manager, at the curb.   I wasted no time digging into this harvest box..


and putting together a berry good salad.

Berry good saladEnjoying NC farm fresh produce is easy,  convenient and delicious. Join me by enrolling here  and following the recipe I’m sharing below to add some berry goodness to your summer meals.

berry good salad with grilled chicken

serves 1

by Diane Boyd

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 -3oz boneless skinless chicken breast grilled and seasoned with a red pepper rub (I used Kickin’ Chicken by Weber)
  • 2 cups loosely pack salad greens
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 6 blackberries

for the vinaigrette

  • 1 T pomegranate juice
  • 1 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 /4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey


1. Combine ingredients for the dressing in a small prep bowl and set aside.

2. Arrange salad greens on a plate. Top with grilled chicken breast.  Sprinkle berries around the greens. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Winter Salad for one with Cider Vinaigrette


Winter Salad for one with Cider VinaigretteIt was 32 degrees when  Brody and I hit the road for a  run this a.m., trying to beat the weather man’s prediction of 12 – 16 inches of snow on the coast. Really? Well, we aren’t sure. Although there have been a myraid of closings and cancellations (including school) we are still dry at 4 pm.

It’s certainly colder than usual in this part of the country, but make no mistake, I AM NOT COMPLAINING! I have seen the subzero temperatures my friends are posting on fb, and yes, I know, I am blessed!

Earlier today I made a BIG pot of soup… just in case I get snowed in. In my opinion, nothing goes better with soup  than a delicious salad, like the one I made today to enjoy with my soup.. while I wait for the snow. I hope you enjoy it too!

winter salad for one with cider vinaigrette

by Diane Boyd


    for the salad

    • 2 cups of mixed greens including romaine, spring mix and baby spinach
    • 1/2 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
    • 1 Tablespoon craisins
    • 2 slices Canadian bacon, chopped and sauteed

    for the dressing

    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Monk Fruit in the Raw
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon walnut oil
    • 1/4 cup slice shallots


    for the salad

    Add salad greens to small bowl. Top with Canadian bacon, craisins, and chopped apple.

    for the dressing

    Mix all ingredients, from water to salt, in a small saucepan and heat until sugar and Monk Fruit are dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in oil and shallots. Add to salad and toss.

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