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.Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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.

Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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.

Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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!

Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic VinaigretteRecipe
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BLACKBERRY SPINACH SALAD WITH LIGHT BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
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.
Course: salads
Servings: 4
Calories: 341 kcal
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  1. For the dressing:
  2. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and stir together.
  3. For the salad:
  4. In a deep bowl, combine spinach, peppers, cucumbers, blackberries and walnuts. Pour dressing and toss. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
BLACKBERRY SPINACH SALAD WITH LIGHT BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Potassium 781mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 10g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 80.8%
Vitamin C 77.3%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blackberry Spinach Salad With Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe