Simply Elegant Salad With Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette

“I came up with this salad one day and loved it! Now I bring this salad to dinner parties and it's always a huge hit. The two different vinaigrettes mixed together are a perfect combination of sweet, tart and tangy. For dinner parties with people I don't know well I usually leave the almonds and dressing on the side in case anyone has food allergies; only once has anyone passed on the almonds and dressing. This salad is also great topped with grilled chicken to make the salad a complete dinner.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 591.47 ml lettuce (preferably a spring mix)
  • 78.07 ml cucumber, sliced
  • 118.29 ml cherry tomatoes, halved (or grape tomatoes)
  • 59.14 ml red onion, sliced very thin
  • 59.14 ml grapes, halved (or berries will work too)
  • 44.37 ml almonds, slivered
  • 78.07 ml balsamic vinaigrette (or Red Wine Vinaigrette)
  • 78.07 ml raspberry vinaigrette dressing (Ken's Steakhouse makes a good one)
  • 1.23 ml black pepper, freshly ground
  • parmesan cheese or gorgonzola


  1. In a medium sized bowl mix the two vinegarettes and black pepper together, stir until well blended. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss lettuce, cuccumbers, onions, grapes, tomatoes and almonds.
  3. Add to veggies the desired amount of dressing, cheese, and more almonds. Enjoy!

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