Fresh Picked Raspberry Salad with Smoked Salmon and Bocconcini

That’s one big honkin’ salad!  I got a little carried away when I was making this so be aware that the quantities are for a large group and you’ll need to adjust accordingly.  This was truly was delicious!

Fresh Picked Raspberry Salad with Smoked Salmon and Bocconcini | Simply Fresh Dinners

You might be asking yourself – what kind of crazy ingredients is she putting together now?  My answer to that would be that you can go just about anywhere online to find the standard summer salads but don’t you want to change things up a bit now and then?  A great salad revitalizes you and inspires you to eat fresh.  I promise you that the blend of raspberries and smoked salmon is divine!  Throw the bosc pear in there and you’re in heaven.Fresh Picked Raspberry Salad with Smoked Salmon and Bocconcini | Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m crushing on a great balsamic vinegar that I purchased a little while ago and I’m drizzling it on everything in sight.  This salad is so full of flavours that you only need a very simple dressing so I combined just extra virgin olive oil with balsamic and it worked very well.

The raspberries at Barrie Hill Farms were pure perfection.  Raspberries are my very favourite fruit and I was  happy to hear that it’s a bumper crop this year and we can expect to be picking them well into the 3rd week of August.  I was worried when I got out there that I would just bury my head in a pint and start munching away.  Thankfully, I managed to restrain myself!

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They had some wonderful pea tendrils at the farm as well and they make such a nice addition on top of a salad.  You can also cook these little cuties and I’ll be doing that in a future recipe.

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This salad is quick and easy to put together and the unique colours will have your guests quizzing you about the recipe.  Do you have a favourite salad that contains a unique mixture of ingredients?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.  Cheers!


Fresh Picked Raspberry Salad with Smoked Salmon and Bocconcini
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 8 people
  • 1 head lettuce or your choice of greens; washed and torn. Arugula or dandelion greens would do very well with this dish. I used both red lettuce and romaine.
  • 1/2 pound smoked salmon
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 pear, sliced thinly. I used bosc.
  • 8-10 bocconcini balls
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  1. Mix all ingredients together for salad.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.



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    July 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Robyn, this is a dream salad, love how you combination fruit and veggies with fish in a salad, gorgeous!
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    July 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Look at the colors in this salad! It’s divine. Thank you for sharing the colors of summer.


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    Anita Rivera
    July 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I have to try this….you make the most creative combinations and the results are fresh and bursts of unexpected JOY! I wonder if it would work with grilled salmon?

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    July 15, 2015 at 4:41 am

    This salad looks fantastic! And combination of ingredients is very interesting!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    July 15, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I think this my be my new favourite salad! I love mixing sweet fruit and savoury things in my salad so you are not alone. Wow, your photos are just popping! amazing!!! I feel like I could just reach into the computer and grab a handful of salad or at least a raspberry before you noticed… I can’t wait to share this all over!!!
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    mila furman
    July 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Damn! That is one gorgeous looking salad! The raspberries are just so gorgeous and bright in there! Beautifully done!
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    Shannon Gauger
    July 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Yummy!! That looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Food and Fitness Friday!

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    Dana Leigh Lyons
    July 19, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Looks like a perfect summertime meal….love the color and love berries as an accent to salads! Stopping by from #RealFoodFriday 🙂

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    July 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Hi Robyn,
    This raspberry salad sound fabulous! Easy to make, colorful, all such healthy ingredients, and looks mouth watering. What a wonderful summertime salad. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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    July 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

    HI Robyn,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for Real Food Fridays that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for sharing on Real Food Fridays where we believe that real food is the only food to live a healthy-life style!
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