I don't talk too much about my personal life on this blog, but I'll just put this out there right now - I have amazing friends. I have one special group of girlfriends here in the DC area and we try to do a ladies night now and then - everyone brings something to eat, we drink a bunch of wine, talk, and, most importantly, laugh. And they're not too shabby in the kitchen, either, as evidenced by this incredibly delish yet simple salad. My friend Amanda whipped this up in my kitchen during our last potluck get together, and I've made it many times since then (mostly at the request of The Mr., although I'll admit it's become a favorite salad of mine, too). Its got such a great combination of flavors and textures (including that all important CRUNCH factor) and it's so quick and easy to put together. It's a great summer salad and not only is it beautiful/delish, but super healthy, too! What a great way to use seasonal berries - they add so much color and flavor to this salad. We served this with my favorite easy-peasy creamy vinaigrette dressing (recipe below), but feel free to use whatever dressing you fancy on this salad.