Enjoy this colorful summer salad when blackberries are at their peak.
8 cups baby spinach or mixed greens
4 oz. chevre, crumbled
1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted
1 pint fresh blackberries
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:
½ cup strained *blackberry juice
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Pinch of salt and pepper
To Make Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk together all ingredients until well-blended. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
Tip: To make the *blackberry juice, just puree blackberries in a food processor or mash with the back of a spoon. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
Toss together spinach, chevre, walnuts, and blackberries. Drizzle with the blackberry balsamic vinaigrette.
Recipe by Linda, picture by Starla