Summer Berry Salad

I LOVE berries.  So much so that I’ll wolf down a pint of blueberries, get the worst stomach ache ever, and go back for more an hour later.  So when my little brother, Sam, called me and said that he’d read somewhere that the average person can’t name eight kinds of berries, I rattled them off like I’d been preparing for that moment my entire life (if y’all are curious, my choices were blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, marionberry, boysenberry, loganberry and huckleberry).  So one day when I searched for a recipe for a berry salad, I came across a tasty-looking one by Ina Garten.  A few tweaks later, and here is a berry salad that is delicious, refreshing and perfect for summer!



Summer Berry Salad Shopping List

(Yields 4 servings)

  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 teaspoons good balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Place the berries in a large mixing bowl and gently mix in the balsamic vinegar and sugar.
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Serve alone or, for a yummy dessert, top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

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