Wild Berry Salad with Chocolate Dressing

Healthy Living, Recipes

Fresh fruits make this healthy salad recipe tasty and colorful. The chocolate balsamic dressing gives this healthy salad a sweet, tart touch of flavor.

Satisfy your sweet tooth by indulging in this salad, completely guilt-free. I love that you not only get the sweet tastes of the berries and chocolate dressing, but you’re also getting fiber, vitamins, phytonutrients, and two servings of fruits and vegetables with this recipe.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital


Chocolate Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp minced shallots
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • 6 cups mesclun greens
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 mandarin oranges, peeled and divided into segments
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 30 fresh basil leaves


Chocolate Dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients except oil until blended. Whisk in oil, adding gradually, until well blended.


Evenly divide mesclun greens among 6 plates. Top evenly with fruit, almonds and basil. Drizzle with dressing.

Yield: 6 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 2 cups salad; 2 Tbsp dressing

Calories: 269

Sodium: 67mg

Fat: 13g

Carbohydrates: 19g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Fiber: 5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Protein: 2g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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