RUVI RECIPE: Balsamic Berry Winter Salad

RUVI RECIPE: Balsamic Berry Winter Salad


We all understand the struggle of trying to incorporate all the necessary nutrients into our daily diet. Sometimes, it can feel like a challenging puzzle where you're always missing a piece. That's where the humble salad comes into play and we have a delicious Balsamic Berry winter salad for you. It's a delicious blend of winter greens, vibrant fruits, zesty bleu cheese + a Ruvi berry balsamic vinaigrette to top it off! But first, let's talk about why salads create so much ease when working to meet nutritional goals.


Easy Nutrient Incorporation

Salads are incredibly versatile and make it super easy to include a variety of nutrients in one go. You can toss in leafy greens rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, add colorful vegetables packed with antioxidants, sprinkle some nuts or seeds for healthy fats, and top it off with a lean protein source.


Calorie Control

For those monitoring their calorie intake, salads can be a godsend. They can provide a satisfying meal with low calorie density, meaning you can eat a larger volume without overeating calories.



In today's fast-paced world, convenience is king. A salad can be a quick, no-fuss option that requires minimal prep time. Pre-chopped veggies or bagged greens, a can of beans, some pre-cooked chicken, or a hardboiled egg can create a nourishing meal in minutes.



The beauty of salads lies in their customization. No matter what dietary restrictions you have or personal preferences, you can build a salad that's perfect for you. Gluten-free? Dairy-free? Vegan? No problem! There's a salad for that.



Salads are also portable. Pack them in a mason jar or a Tupperware container, and you've got a nutrient-dense meal that can travel with you to work, school, or any outdoor adventure.

Embracing the power of salads is not just about eating your greens. It's about making your path to meeting nutritional goals more convenient, enjoyable, and absolutely delicious!

Now let's get to this recipe!




  • 2 cups Baby Spinach

  • 2 cups chopped Romaine

  • 1 small gala apple, thinly sliced or cubed

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese

  • 1/4-1/3 cup toasted walnuts (amount based on preference)


Berry Balsamic Dressing


  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 Ruvi Focus

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until well combine. You can also combine all ingredients for the dressing in a shaker and shake well.

  2. Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dressing and mix well. Use additional dressing as desired on salad. Enjoy!


Recipe by Ruvi Team Chef Madison Banks