Simon's Favorite New England Salad With Berries & Goat Cheese (Or Feta)

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"Seasonal greens, sugar snap peas, fresh blueberries, dried cranberries, and cheese topped with a tangy dressing made of balsamic vinegar and a hint of sweet real maple syrup make this salad a favorite. It makes for a successful first course and to be savoured as a light lunch meal that can be put together faster than you can say "I'm hungry". How can one go wrong with this lovely salad taken from "Recipes from a very Small Island" cookbook that celebrates Maine fare."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (201.5 g)
  • Calories 576.4
  • Total Fat - 43.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.6 mg
  • Sodium - 157.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 36.1 g
  • Protein - 9 g
  • Calcium - 216 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

FOR THE DRESSING: Whisk together the vinegar, maple syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2

Spread the greens on a platter or individual plates. Top with the sugar snaps, berries, walnuts, and cheese, drizzle with the vinaigrette, and serve.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews

Mia in Germany

We loved this salad. My walnuts turned out to be pecans, no idea how I could mistake this bag for walnuts, but there you are. I'll definitely make this salad again often and then use walnuts, but I have to say, pecans are not bad in it either LOL Thanks for sharing! Made for On the Road again


review by:
(13 Aug 2023)


Loved this salad! And it's pretty , too! The dressing is amazing. The combo of flavors going on here is spot on and delicious. I used goat cheese. Thanks for sharing - this is a keeper!


review by:
(28 Jun 2023)


Excellent salad and dressing. I made this into our dinner meal by adding some grilled chicken slices. We loved the combo. Thanks!


review by:
(24 Jul 2022)

Daily Inspiration

Fabulous salad -- so many wonderful goodies and I didn't omit one of them. The only change I made was to use less olive oil than the recipe called for. Will definitely make this delicious salad again soon.


(13 Sep 2019)


I made enough for 2 servings. I also added chopped mixed nuts and chose the goat cheese to use this time. It was a very good salad, and I loved the dressing with it!


review by:
(2 Sep 2016)

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