Summer Berry Salad with Sweet Cream Cheese Dressing


I started thinking about this recipe a few days ago, while my husband and I were discussing whether or not we should bite the bullet and buy a new Bush Hog.

And as my husband enlightened me to the fact that a Bush Hog was actually a brand name and the piece of equipment that we were talking about was really called a cutter, and that no one ever calls it a cutter, they call it a Bush Hog, kind of like everyone calls it a Coke even when it’s an RC or a Pepsi, my eyes glazed over and I drifted off in my head while I was still looking at him.

It’s like he never knew I was mentally writing a recipe in my brain.  I’m that good.  Please don’t tell him I do this sometimes.

So anyway, I tried to listen and I now know that my attention span for lectures on farm equipment is very short.

But I have a brand new recipe to talk about.  YAY!

I totally was not expecting to get as much out of this simple salad as I did.  And, yes, I think it’s fun to call it a salad.  That sounds better than bowl of berries. I face planted after the first bite and seriously, you should have seen my husband. I could tell he felt it too.

This is ridiculously simple, but you will get so much out of it.  Just three ingredients for the dressing and BOOM, it’s like beautiful berry salad heaven.  I highly recommend sprinkling with graham cracker crumbs.  The whole thing reminds me of liquid cheesecake drizzled on berries.

****LIQUID CHEESECAKE DRIZZLED ON BERRIES****  Let that sink in for a second.

And how adorbs would this be on July Fourth?



My notes:

–I am serious when I say we loved this.  Simple, summer food.  That was not really a note, but more of a statement, I know.

–Make sure the cream cheese is soft and at room temperature.  It will clump if it isn’t.

–The dressing was a little runny at first, but thickened right up in the fridge to a perfect consistency.

–You could toss a big bowl full of berries with this, but what I did was drizzle some over a small bowl full.

–Loved the graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top.  Do it.


–Use berries you like.  I used strawberries and blueberries and I sliced the strawberries.


–I am so loving squeeze bottles lately.  I bought a six pack of them at Sam’s the other day and I have been using them for everything.  I put the dressing in a squeeze bottle and it made drizzling straight into my mouth the berries so much easier.

–I thought the brown sugar really gave it a nice flavor.


Summer Berry Salad with Sweet Cream Cheese Dressing
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened well to room temperature
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
Berry Salad:
  • Assorted berries, washed and dried
  • Graham cracker crumbs, for garnish
  1. Process the cream cheese, milk, and brown sugar in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a squeeze bottle and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Place berries in serving bowls and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, if desired.




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