Winter Berry Balsamic Salad: A Fresh and Flavorful Recipe

Colorful Winter Berry Balsamic Salad with arugula, shredded carrots, diced beet, pomegranate arils, blueberries, crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, and quinoa served with a side of balsamic dressing

Colorful and Nutritious: Crafting the Perfect Winter Berry Balsamic Salad

As the winter months roll in, it’s easy to miss the vibrant colors and flavors of summer and fall. However, with the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can bring a burst of freshness to your table. The Winter Berry Balsamic Salad is the perfect example of this. Packed with an array of colors, textures, and flavors, this salad is not only pleasing to the eye but also to the palate. Let’s dive into how you can create this delightful dish.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Calories per Serving:


  • 2 cups arugula or mixed greens
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup beet, diced
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup of quinoa, cooked
  • 2 teaspoons of goat cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup walnuts


1. Start by cooking the quinoa according to package instructions. Once cooked, set it aside to cool.
2. Rinse the arugula or mixed greens thoroughly and place them in a large salad bowl.
3. Add the shredded carrots and diced beet to the greens.
4. Sprinkle in the pomegranate arils and rinsed, drained frozen blueberries.
5. Add the cooled quinoa to the salad.
6. Crumble the goat cheese and scatter it over the salad.
7. Finally, top the salad with walnuts.
8. Gently toss all the ingredients together to evenly distribute them. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutritional Facts

  • 300 Calories
  • 15 g Fat
  • 35 g Carbs
  • 10 g Protein
  • 5 g Fiber
  • 10 g Sugar

SOURCE: Cara Clark Nutrition

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