This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Newman’s Own. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing up I didn’t care much for salads. Of course when I thought “salad” when I was growing up I thought of iceburg lettuce with some shredded carrots and cucumbers, talk about boring! As I’ve gotten older I’ve turned into a full-fledged salad lover! I love coming up with new flavor combinations to keep them interesting and my absolute favorite go-to recipe is this Summer Berry Walnut Salad with yummy Balsamic Vinaigrette!
I love salads with a hint of sweetness and this time of year, with blueberries and strawberries in abundance, it’s the perfect time to add them to some nutrition-packed spinach and top with crunchy walnuts and creamy feta cheese. Topping it all off with Newman’s Own Balsalmic Vinaigrette creates a flavor combination that will leave you drooling for more!
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 pint blueberries
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Toss together all ingredients and top with dressing. Serve immediately.
I know I’ve talked about this before but it’s definitely worth mentioning again…I love Newman’s Own both for their delicious dressings (Olive Oil & Vinegar, Family Recipe Italian, Ranch, and Creamy Caesar are some of their many great tasting flavors in addition to my favorite-the Balsamic!) but I also LOVE the philosophy behind the company.
In 1982 Paul Newman started gifting friends and neighbors his own homemade salad dressing and over the last 30 years the brand has grown and get this: they give all proceeds to charity! That’s over $400 million to thousands of charities in the past 30 years! How amazing is that? I think about it every time I’m grocery shopping. When I throw that Newman’s Own into my shopping cart I know I’m supporting a company that gives back to the community-it’s that easy to do good (and you get a tasty salad dressing to boot!) Learn more on Newman’s Own Facebook and Newman’s Own BuzzFeed Page.
What are your favorite summer salad combinations? Did you know that Newman’s Own gives all their profits to charity?