Berry Breakfast Salad


Category: Breakfast

Tag:  Diabetes Reversal

Salad for breakfast? Why not? Try tossing berries, apples, fresh fennel and cucumbers with a creamy cashew-hemp dressing.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (6)


1/4 cup diced fennel bulb
1 medium cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced in rounds and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 cup organic strawberries, sliced
1 green apple, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
3 regular or 1 1/2 medjool dates, pitted


Combine fennel, cucumber, berries, apple and walnuts.

Blend dressing ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. Pour over vegetable and fruit mixture and toss.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 3

Per Serving:

Calories 312
Protein 9 g
Carbohydrates 36 g
Sugars 23 g
Total Fat 17.4 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 24 mg
Fiber 6.1 g
Beta-Carotene 62 ug
Vitamin C 43 mg
Calcium 106 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Folate 50 ug
Magnesium 140 mg
Potassium 647 mg
Zinc 2.4 mg
Selenium 3.9 ug

My Rating: 
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09/30/2008 06:49 AM

Rated this recipe:

This felt sinful and yet healthy at the same time! I didn't have fennel so I used endive instead, I also just used apples and cucumber. Though the endive wasn't my favourite I absolutely loved this breakfast. My family looked at me like I was cracked...but then again I'm getting used to that ;) One of my new favourites.


12/01/2008 10:14 AM

Rated this recipe:

I started my ETL first day with this awesome salad. I cut down the ingredients for a single serving like this.
I am looking forward to eating this again!

1 apple
1/4 scant cup of thinly sliced fennel
1/3 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup cucumber slices
3 walnut halves

2 sm dates
1 oz cashews
1/4 cup of almond milk

Juno replies:

05/07/2021 06:35 PM

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06/03/2019 09:47 PM

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I saw Dr. F. tell a member on Ask the Doctor to do a breakfast similar to this and I followed it - my blood glucose came down right away. It was: Fennel, red peppers, tomatoes, celery and raspberries. (or other berry. 


06/28/2019 10:08 AM

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This recipe tasted awful.  Fennel and berries just don't seem to go together for me.


05/14/2021 11:44 AM

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I made this recipe, ate it all up and then went back and saw that it serves 3!!! That is how much I love this recipe. Ofcourse no lunch for me that day! ;)


11/16/2023 09:35 PM

Rated this recipe:

This recipe is on the fall 2023 detox.  Nice salad; an interesting blend of textures and tastes.

This comment was last edited on 03/23/2024 08:41 PM