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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


Description

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

  • 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.

 

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

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