A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Arugula and Basil sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad!

A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad!There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.~ A. Huxley

This simple Blackberry Salad  with Arugula and Basil is a snap to make and so refreshing and vibrant- perfect for summer! Spinach or arugula is tossed with juicy plump blackberries, basil leaves and toasted slivered almonds. I love adding crumbled goat cheese, but feel free to keep it vegan. The maple-sweetened balsamic vinaigrette is basic and straightforward.

All in all, a very simple salad, hardly warranting a recipe – but here to inspire you to try adding different fresh and beautiful things to your daily salad bowl.

The earth is bursting with them!

 Blackberry, Arugula and Basil Salad with crumbled goat cheese, and toasted almonds with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. GF | www.feastingathome.com

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A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad! #blackberry #blackberrysalad

How to Serve Blackberry Salad:

The salad can be served in a large serving bowl, or individually plated for a more upscale affair (see below).

A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad! #blackberry #blackberrysalad

A refreshing Blackberry, Spinach and Basil Salad with crumbled goat cheese, and toasted almonds with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. GF | www.feastingathome.com

 

If plating, finish the plate with a balsamic glaze or balsamic syrup. Scatter chive or onion blossoms around the plate along with the slivered onions.

A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad! #blackberry #blackberrysalad

Hope you enjoy this summery Blackberry Salad with Arugula and Basil. So much goodness here! Serve it with your favorite protein for a light and healthy dinner.

More summer salads you may like:

 
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A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad! #blackberry #blackberrysalad

Blackberry Basil Salad


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A simple recipe for Blackberry Salad with Basil and Arugula sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, toasted almonds and a maple-balsamic dressing. A light and delicious summer salad! #blackberry #blackberrysalad


Ingredients

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  • 5 ounces baby arugula (or spinach)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 12  cups fresh blackberries
  • ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (or sub maple pecans) 
  • ¼ cup basil leaves- torn ( purple basil is pretty here!)
  • optional: 1 tablespoon fresh chive or onion blossoms

Balsamic Vinaigrette:


Instructions

  1. Make the dressing- whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, place arugula, basil and onions. Toss with just enough dressing to lightly coat ( you may not need all). Feel free to add the remaining ingredients and toss or plate individual portions.
  3. If plating: place the dressed greens onto plates. Top with blackberries, goat cheese, a few basil leaves, almonds and blossoms.
  4. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze– optional.
  5. Serve immediately!

Notes

Feel free to assemble the salad ahead, refrigerate and toss with the dressing right before serving.

 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 232
  • Sugar: 7.6 g
  • Sodium: 366.6 mg
  • Fat: 18.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5 mg

Keywords: blackberry salad, blackberry arugula salad, blackberry basil salad

 

 

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Delicious! Felt very elevated and upscale for a salad. Delicious dressing, beautiful presentation. Not usually a fan of goat cheese but it paired so well with the dressing that I will definitely be open to using it more often. Thanks again for another amazing recipe!