Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe – simple and delicious with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Great salad for spring and summer.
Nothing says summer like a huge bowl of blackberry spinach salad.
It is berry season! Enjoy them now, because they’ll quickly be gone! More salads with a combination of sweet and savory flavors you may like are: Pear and Raspberry Chicken Salad, Fillet Mignon Fall Salad or Strawberry Arugula Salad With Poppyseed Dressing.
I love fresh berries and while strawberries are my all time favorite, I always buy fresh blackberries. While they are great to snack on, I also often use them in salads. Their firm texture and tart taste are perfect for sweet and savory salads. They are loaded with vitamin C, fiber and low in calories.
Whenever I make a salad with berries, like this blackberry spinach salad, I like to serve it with white balsamic vinaigrette. It is a great dressing for light summer salads. All you need is some good white balsamic vinegar and staples like honey, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and oil.
This blackberr salad is crisp and fresh, with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. And yes, you can definitely add some chicken to turn this salad into a nutritious and filling meal.
Hope you get to try it!
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BLACKBERRY SPINACH SALAD WITH LIGHT BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
For the salad:
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 avocado — , chopped
- 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- 1 small yellow bell pepper — , diced
- 2 Persian cucumbers — , sliced
- 1/4 cup toasted walnuts — (can use candies walnuts)
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp light balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- For the dressing:
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients and stir together.
- For the salad:
- In a deep bowl, combine spinach, peppers, cucumbers, blackberries and walnuts. Pour dressing and toss. Serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 341, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 289mg, Potassium: 781mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 80.8%, Vitamin C: 77.3%, Calcium: 11.9%, Iron: 12.2%