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Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

With warmer days happening more and more frequently, I am really looking forward to having more fresh and light salads on the dinner table.

My latest salad creation, Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups, was inspired by the flavor combination of berries and balsamic vinegar. If you haven’t tried that yet, give it a try. I know it might sound a little odd, but balsamic vinegar is great drizzled over strawberries

Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

Simply Dressed® salad dressings are my go-to when it comes to store-bought salad dressings because they are made with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and canola oil. They don’t contain preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial flavors.

I love Marzetti’s new Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressings. They are really convenient to have on hand to whip up fun recipes like this and I like how it is the next best thing to homemade.

These Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups are the perfect light salad for warmer months. They would also be great served as a healthy a snack or appetizer. If you’d like a light dinner or lunch, try adding a few strips of grilled  chicken to the berry mixture.

Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

For another variation, try mixing things up by adding other fruits such as blueberries, orange sections, or watermelon cubes. Chopped fresh herbs are another great way to add a big flavor impact in a salad without a lot of extra effort.

What is your favorite spring salad recipe?

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Berry Balsamic Salad Lettuce Cups

Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

Yield: 6 lettuce cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups are the perfect light salad for warmer months. They would also be great served as a healthy a snack or appetizer. If you’d like a light dinner or lunch, try adding a few strips of grilled chicken to the berry mixture.


  • 4 ounces blackberries, sliced
  • 4 ounces strawberries, sliced
  • 4 ounces raspberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 6 leaves Butter Lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • fresh mint, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese, for garnish


  1. Combine the berries in a bowl and gently stir.
  2. In another bowl, combine the balsamic dressing and orange juice.
  3. Pour the dressing mixture on top of the berries.
  4. Spoon the berries inside of the lettuce leaves.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and sprinkle with crumbled feta or goat cheese.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 84Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 3g

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Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Marzetti to create a fun, new salad recipe. This blog post is sponsored by Marzetti. All opinions are my own.

Dianne Colwill

Wednesday 8th of May 2013

My favourite salad is strawberry feta with lettuce and a homemade maple balsamic dressing.


Monday 6th of May 2013

I'm a sucker for sweet and savory salads, but my favorite is cranberries or strawberries with goat cheese, spinach, walnuts and balsamic dressing.


Wednesday 1st of May 2013

I love BBQ Chicken BLT salad with fresh grilled corn. It's not light, but I get to use the grill. I sometimes even lightly grill the romaine, too.

Carla @ Carlas Confections

Tuesday 30th of April 2013

I love this salad! Another favorite is chef salad. :)


Tuesday 30th of April 2013

I've been thinking about these every since I looked at the post. I can't wait to try them!

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