Raspberry Salad loaded with delicious sweet berries, baby spinach, sliced almonds, and crumbles of feta. Then tossed with homemade sweet and tangy raspberry vinaigrette!

Serving Tip! This is a great salad to pair with Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Avocado or Chicken Sausage and Broccolini Pasta.

There is no doubt I LOVE a good salad. It’s probably one of my favorite things to make and eat. I think it’s because salads don’t require much, just bright greens, fresh veggies or fruit, and a good homemade dressing.

Well, this spinach berry salad is just that. Loaded with delicious fresh berry flavor, spinach leaves, salty feta, and crunchy almond slices. Then tossed in a homemade sweet and tangy raspberry vinaigrette. It’s an adaptation of my Raspberry Basil Garlic Vinaigrette but only with fresh berries in the mix.

raspberry vinaigrette salad

It’s a great recipe for when you’re craving a light and fresh salad, especially in the warmer months. It makes the most beautiful presentation on a table for Sunday brunch, Mother’s Day or Easter holiday.

While this salad is meant as a side, topping it with chicken or salmon, whether grilled or baked turns it into a main. 

All About the Berries

What makes this truly the best salad is the perfect combination of sweet and sour berries. I like to pair blueberries and raspberries together but other berries such as strawberries and blackberries would be a great addition.

When shopping, look for plump, full-colored berries. Avoid berries that are crushed, bruised, or moldy. And remember berries should not be washed until they are being used, otherwise, they will spoil quickly.

spinach berry salad ingredients

Prep Tip: To wash the berries, fill a large bowl with cold water, then gently place the berries in a colander and dip it in the water bath.

Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette

Fresh ingredients make all the difference in this homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Packed with so much flavor and gorgeous color. It’s tangy, sweet, and bright all around. 

Is raspberry vinaigrette healthy? Usually, vinaigrette-type dressings with oil and vinegar tend to be healthier. To keep the vinaigrette refined sugar-free, substitute brown sugar with honey.

For this vinaigrette, you’ll need fresh raspberries, olive oil, cider vinegar, fresh basil, brown sugar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add everything into a food-processor and blend until smooth.

berry vinaigrette in a bowl of food processor

The vinaigrette can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How to Make Raspberry Salad Recipe

The actual salad is made up of baby spinach, raspberries, blueberries, red onions, feta, and almonds. As I mentioned above, you can add fresh blackberries and strawberries for extra berry flavor. 

Put the spinach into a large serving bowl or salad platter and top with the remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle some of the raspberry vinaigrette over the salad and serve.

berry salad recipe

You can swap out the feta cheese for the goat cheese. Add as little or as much as you like. I found that a 1/3 cup was a good balance but you can totally add more to taste.

spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette

What To Do With Leftover Berries?

If you have leftover berries of any kind, try our easy Strawberry-Blueberry Honey Jam, Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles, Strawberry Shortcake Cake or our Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad.

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berry salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Berry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American


Power berry spinach salad loaded with delicious sweet berries, baby spinach, sliced almonds, and crumbles of feta. Then tossed with homemade sweet and tangy raspberry vinaigrette!


Units Scale
  • 8 oz. bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the vinaigrette: Combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, basil, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and fresh raspberries in a bowl of a food-processor. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Prepare the salad: Put the spinach in a large serving bowl and top with the raspberries, blueberries, red onions, feta, and almonds. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Serve immediately.


  • Substitute: Substitute apple cider vinegar with red wine vinegar or raspberry vinegar.
  • Vinaigrette: If the vinaigrette is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to thin out. Leftover vinaigrette can be stored for up to a week in the fridge.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 4.3 g
  • Sodium: 147.4 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.1 mg

Recipe was originally posted March 2016.