Blackberries are an often overlooked berry. They are higher in age fighting and health promoting antioxidants than many berries and are quite delicious in their own right.
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The salad itself is very simple: greens, berries, caramelized nuts, soft goat cheese and avocado. It’s the dressing that really takes this salad to the next level.
The Passionfruit Vinaigrette:
This light, beautiful dressing is the perfect compliment to the fresh, ripe berries and creamy goat cheese in this salad. You can find the A’L Olivier Passionfruit Vinegar at fine gourmet stores, or have it delivered to your door by clicking here. BUT I also offer a lemon vinaigrette for those that don’t necessarily want to order a special vinegar, but I have to say….it’s amazing, you should definitely try it.
The Caramelized Nuts:
The Recipe: Greens with Blackberries and Passionfruit Vinaigrette
What you will need: If you want to make the Passionfruit vinaigrette you will need Passionfruit vinegar from A L’Olivier. Otherwise make the lemon vinaigrette also listed below in the recipe.
- The Salad:
- 1 - 5 oz bag mixed baby greens and a handful of arugula
- 6 green onions, sliced
- ½ pint blackberries
- Caramelized pecans or walnuts, to taste
- Avocado, diced or sliced (see how to slice an avocado here)
- Goat cheese, to taste
- The Dressing: Passionfruit Vinaigrette
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup Fruit De La Passion Vinegar by A l’Olivier
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp honey or agave nectar (optional)
- If you prefer lemon vinaigrette:
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- pinch sea salt
- few turns black pepper
- Place all salad ingredients on a platter.
- Place all dressing ingredients in container and shake. Pour over salad, toss and eat!
I like to serve my salads on a platter instead of in a bowl, then you don’t lose the good stuff at the bottom! I think it looks prettier too!
~ Linda Spiker
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