Desperation Salad

Pairs Well With



  • 2-3 cups mixed greens
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries fresh, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 Bartlett pear medium ripe, sliced thinly
  • 2 Kiwi Fruits peeled and sliced
  • 1 peach or nectarine cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts toasted and chopped
  • Raspberry vinegar preferable Kozlowski Farms (Sonoma County)


  1. Mix all the ingredients and dress with raspberry vinegar (or vinaigrette) to taste.


As you cut up the fruit, especially the pear, sprinkle raspberry vinegar over the pieces so they don't brown and look nasty. Keep the pear slices on the bottom of the dish so they get the most vinegar protection. This salad fades quickly once it is assembled and dressed, so it is best to keep all the fruit ingredients separate from the nuts and cheese until right before serving. Be sure you have enough greens to support all the fruits!