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Fresh summer salad with lemon dressing -easy, healthy and delicious!

This summer salad is a lightened version of my nuts about berries salad. I’ve removed the sugared almonds and dressing to make a lighter version for summer. It’s also another whole 30 recipe! Berry and nut salads are my absolute favorite. I could eat them every single day (and practically do). Add some grilled chicken to make it a meal, or serve it as a side dish at a BBQ.

Summer berry salad

Summer salad with lemon dressing


  • Romain lettuce
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Chopped celery
  • Sliced almonds
  • Grilled or rotisserie chicken (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 TB fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Layer romain lettuce, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, celery, almonds and chicken in a bowl. Add as much as you'd like of each ingredient. Then in a mason jar add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Shake for a minute or so and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Shake just before serving.
  2. Enjoy!

Make sure to shake, shake, shake that dressing! It is super yummy!

Lemon dressing


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6 Responses to “Summer salad with lemon dressing”

  1. annamarie

    This looks really nice and I will have to make some for myself over the summer.

    One question tho “4 TB fresh lemon juice” does it mean “4 tablespoons”? (I’m not good with abbreviations for recipes haha