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Blackberries & Greens Salad

Blackberries & Greens is a delicious green salad with blackberries, almonds, goat cheese then topped with splash of balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is just as good with other fruit - peaches, strawberries, blueberries are a few examples. It is a great salad for any occasion.
Course Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 3 cups Leafy greens - washed dried and torn into bite-size pieces.
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries - washed and dried
  • 2 green onions - sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds - I use Fresh Gourmet Honey Roasted Almonds
  • 1/4 cup diced goat cheese - I use honey goat cheese for this recipe.
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  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinegar or see notes*
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green onion or shallot – sliced & minced or ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon diced – opt.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint diced – opt.

Instructions

  1. For the Salad:
  2. Place all ingredients into a salad bowl.
  3. Mix gently.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  6. For the Vinaigrette:
  7. In a medium deep bowl, add all ingredients except the olive oil.
  8. Whisk until well blended.
  9. While still whisking, drizzle the oil into the mixed ingredients and whisk quickly until the oil is incorporated.
  10. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.
  11. When ready to serve, whisk the vinaigrette prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

If Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinegar is unavailable, use a different favorite flavor or plain balsamic vinegar.
Or...
1/4 cup blackberries which have been muddled and strained to remove seeds,
¼ cup balsamic vinegar,
pinch of ground ginger