Saturday, July 28, 2018

Fresh Berry Summer Salad with Mascarpone Dressing

I adore fresh fruit and find it especially refreshing in the summer.  In fact, I always enjoy a fresh fruit cup for breakfast.  When I first spotted this lovely and colorful berry salad with an amazing mascarpone dressing on the internet, I knew I had to make it!

We devoured this simple and delectable summer salad at a recent family barbecue and know you and yours will love it as much as we all did!

                                         Fresh and Just Waiting To Be...
                                        Smothered In A Creamy Coating!

In the photos shown, I substituted the recommended raspberries with blackberries.  The first time I made it, I used the raspberries...either are wonderful in this salad.  Also, I did not cut the grapes in half in these photos; as they were so small, plus it saved time.  The grapes may absorb more of the dressing if you want to take the time to cut them in half, as I did the first time I made it.

I used whipped clover honey in the dressing (which would also make an incredible fruit dip!), as I love it and generally use it in recipes.  Fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a medium to large lemon) is ideal, and just the small of amount of lemon zest suggested for garnish adds an unbelievable flavor...in my opinion, it makes the recipe!

I did add fresh mint leaves to garnish my salad when I served it and wish I had not forgot to add it in the photos.  The mint leaves do add a special touch.

I made the dressing and prepped the fruit (keeping them separate) the day before I took to the family gathering and mixed all together right before I served the salad.  This worked very well; and I recommend you do the same, to avoid a watery salad.

                                              Fully Dressed and Ready...
                                               To Party In Your Mouth!

Enjoy a berry happy end of summer!

Find the Full Recipe for Jen's Berry Salad in Honey Mascarpone Dressing at Carlsbad Cravings

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