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Spring Mix Salad Recipe with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Want to turn a bag of spring mix into a delicious berry salad? You just need a handful of easy to find ingredients and some raspberry-lime vinaigrette (that’s easy too!) You can have the whole thing done in 20 minutes!

A spring mix salad on a white plate topped with raspberry vinaigrette, fresh berries, goat cheese, and candied nuts.

This Berry Salad is SO quick & easy!

My favorite thing about this salad? If I had to choose one thing it would be the raspberry-lime dressing. It has a bold fruity pop from lots of raspberries, but enough citrus and tartness to keep it from tasting like a smoothie.

It’s so, so good. And easy! You can use fresh of frozen (thawed) raspberries and only takes a few minutes to buzz up in your blender.

And let’s talk about the toppings — fresh berries, goat cheese, and candied nuts. YUM. That bag of spring mix is about to have a desperately needed glow up.

This recipe is nice because you can have all the components prepped and use it as a quick lunch salad during the week. Or round it out with some grilled chicken or steak for a light supper.

I’ll show you what you need!

Ingredients for this berry spring green salad: spring mix salad greens, candied nuts, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, goat cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette.

Spring Mix Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • Fresh berries – You can use any kind of berries here – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries. You’ll need some raspberries for the dressing, too. For this you can use either fresh berries or frozen (thawed) ones.
  • Limes – Zest + juice goes into that delicious dressing
  • Red Wine Vinegar – You could also use balsamic vinegar.
  • Honey
  • Avocado Oil – You can use another type of neutral-tasting oil, like light olive oil. I wouldn’t recommend extra-virgin olive oil because the flavor would be too strong.
  • Spring Mix Salad – Just one of those 5 oz bags will do the trick.
  • Goat Cheese – You can also use feta if you like.
  • Candied Nuts – I liked chopped candied pecans, but any chopped candied nut would work here. If you’d rather not use candied nuts, you can use regular chopped nuts or a type of seed, like sunflower seeds or pepitas.

How to Make Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

  1. Make the dressing by buzzing up all of the dressing ingredients in your blender.
  2. Prep the rest of your salad ingredients — wash the berries, crumble the goat cheese, etc.
  3. Assemble salads by starting with a bed of salad greens and adding whatever toppings you prefer. Top with a drizzle of that delicious dressing.

Spring Green Salad Variations

Change up the fruit: Instead of berries, try mandarin oranges, chopped apples, or grapes!

Change up the dressing: You could use blackberries or strawberries in this dressing to give it a different flavor.

Change up the salad greens: Instead of spring salad mix, try chopping a head of green leaf lettuce or butter lettuce. Romaine would be OK, but I recommend using a different type of salad green for this.

An assembled salad without dressing on a white plate. The toppings are arranged around in smaller bowls and the dressing is off to the side.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad storage

This salad is best stored with the components separated to avoid slimy salad greens and berries. Store the berries, cheese, dressing, and greens in airtight containers, chilled, for 4-5 days. The dressing is best when used within 2-3 days.

Berry Salad Recipe FAQs

Does raspberry vinaigrette go bad?

Yes. It won’t spoil for over a week, but the flavor of the dressing diminishes quicker than that, so it’s best eaten fresh or within 2-3 days.

What is in spring mix salad?

Usually a mix of baby lettuces and greens, like red and green leaf lettuce, chard, arugula, radicchio, spinach, kale, and frisee.

How do restaurants make salads so crisp?

They probably go through a lot of lettuce so their lettuce is nice and fresh. And they store them chilled with a lot of air circulation in perforated bins to keep them fresh and crisp.

Raspberry vinaigrette being poured over the berry salad.

More Recipes Like This Spring Mix Salad on Perry’s Plate

If you like this recipe, try another one of these light salads featuring fruit!

Berry Salad – This one is ALL berries (no greens!) with a yummy orange-vanilla dressing.

Cantaloupe Prosciutto Salad – A unique “salad” with cantaloupe, prosciutto, burrata, and a balsamic drizzle.

Strawberry Balsamic Salad – A fun twist on a Cobb salad with strawberries and a tangy balsamic dressing.

Melon Salad – A mix of different types of chopped melon with a ginger-mint dressing.

Spring Green Salad with Strawberries – Also has a yummy maple vinaigrette.

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Berry Salad Recipe

Berry Salad Recipe

Yield: 6 side salads
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Want to turn a bag of spring mix into a delicious berry salad? You just need a handful of easy to find ingredients and some raspberry-lime vinaigrette (that's easy too!) You can have the whole thing done in 20 minutes!


For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup raspberries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 1 juicy lime
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (or another neutral tasting oil)
  • Pinch of salt

For the salad:

  • 1 5-ounce bag of spring mix salad greens
  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped candied nuts


  1. Make the dressing by putting the raspberries in a blender. Add 1/2 teaspoon of lime zest and juice from the whole thing (about 3-4 T). Add the remaining ingredients and buzz everything up until smooth.
  2. Assemble the salads by putting a handful of greens on each bowl/plate and topping with a few berries, goat cheese crumbles, a spoonful or two of nuts and a drizzle of dressing.


  1. I like avocado oil here because it doesn't overpower the dressing like extra-virgin olive oil would. You could also use light olive oil.
  2. I bought some honey roasted pecans that were already chopped, but you can use any kind of nuts you like here, candied or not.
  3. To make some quick candied nuts, put a couple tablespoons of maple syrup in a skillet with a handful of nuts and cook over medium-low until the nuts are toasted and fragrant and the maple has reduced and made the nuts sticky.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 small salad
Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 9mgSodium 167mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 5gSugar 13gProtein 9g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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