Blackberry and Greens Salad

INGREDIENTS:

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups Leafy greens – washed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces.
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries – washed and dried
  • 2 green onions – sliced thin
  • ½ cup sliced, toasted almonds – I use Fresh Gourmet Honey Roasted Almonds
  • ¼ cup diced goat cheese – I use honey goat cheese for this recipe.

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For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Persian Lime olive oil
  • 1 green onion or shallot – sliced & minced or ½ teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, diced – opt.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, diced – opt.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the Salad:

  1. Place all ingredients into a salad bowl.
  2. Mix gently.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Vinaigrette:

  1. In a medium deep bowl, add all ingredients except the olive oil.
  2. Whisk until well blended.
  3. While still whisking, drizzle the oil into the mixed ingredients and whisk quickly until the oil is incorporated.
  4. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, whisk the vinaigrette prior to serving.
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