Hi & welcome to Friday! This is a guest post from Genevieve Marie of Mind Body Spirit of a Cowgirl, she is giving you a nice & healthy recipe.

The other night my husband and I had a date night. We went to a nice restaurant and when my eyes landed upon the menu full of scrumptious options, one selection immediately stood out and shouted, “Hey you! Over here! Over here!”

It was a berry salad with lime vinaigrette dressing. Fresh blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries over a bed of spring greens topped with pecans and lime vinaigrette.  My mouth watered.

On that particular night it was precisely what I was craving. I ordered it and was totally head over Horses & Heels blissed out by its heavenly goodness. I love when this kind of thing happens because it then becomes my personal mission to recreate the dish in my kitch.

After a few attempts at recreating the dressing I finally nailed it.

It’s my pleasure to share this delicious and fabulous-for-you salad combination on Horses & Heels.

First, let’s start with the sweet lime vinaigrette dressing. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

 

Put all the dressing ingredients into a mason jar (see below for measurements). Screw on the lid and shake vigorously.

 

Next, get the salad ready by taking a big bowl of fresh spring greens.

Gather your salad accessories:

 

Add the berries to your salad…

 

Next the pecans…

 

And finally drizzle on your lime vinaigrette.

 

And…

 

Voila!

And just because I fell so hard for this salad, I made it again this past weekend for a birthday party potluck dinner. It was a huge success and got raving reviews. The most common comment was that the light dressing complemented the sweetness of the berries and the crunch of the pecans just right.

I hope you enjoy! For more healthy recipes check out my blog http://mindbodyspiritofacowgirl.com/ — special thanks to Raquel for this great guest blogging opportunity on her awesome site!

Sweet Lime Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Premade Orange Juice
½ Tablespoon Pure Cane Sugar (or honey or agave)
Pinch of Sea Salt of Pink Himalayan Salt

Salad Ingredients:
Spring Greens Salad Mix
Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries
Pecan pieces

Recipe:
Combine all dressing ingredients into small mason jar, put on lid, and shake thoroughly
Combine salad, berries, and pecans into bowl and drizzle on a small amount of dressing.
Mix together; add more dressing if desired.