Blackberry Spinach and Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


Blackberries, blueberries and cherries are ready to pick here in Michigan. We have 10 pounds of blueberries already in our freezer. We prefer the blackberries fresh so when we received two pints in our CSA share we were excited. I let the kids eat one pint right away and saved the other for our dinner salad.

This salad is great because if you want to bulk it up a bit for a dinner salad you could easily add some chicken, steak or shrimp to it.

Verdict:

We love spinach and feta salads so adding blackberries and a lightly sweet vinaigrette to the salad could only make it better and I was right! It was super yummy. Any tricks that I can use to get the kids to scoop up the raw spinach I am going to try.

Both kids ate two servings of salad before we even ate dinner! Yes! I am going to try this again with chicken for a dinner.

Blackberry Spinach and Feta Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 15 minutes prep
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (the best you can find)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Salad:

  • baby spinach
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • feta cheese
  • blackberries
  • Toasted Almond slices or slivers

Directions:

  1. Mix salad dressing ingredients together in a bowl whisking ingredients together until well blended. Taste and adjust spices as needed.
  2. Divide salad ingredients among 4-6 plates.
  3. Drizzle salad dressing over the top.

 

 

 

 

 

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie says:

    Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Jackie says:

    Reblogged this on The Lessons of Lyme and commented:
    Reblog: Can’t wait to try this!!

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  3. memarose3 says:

    This looks so delicious! I’ve pinned it for myself and shared with my sister. She lives in Oregon, where the wild blackberries abound is sweet, plump goodness.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. Hope you like it.

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  4. This is something I’ll make for my wife. She loves spinach. I’ll have to add some meat for myself. I’m quite a carnivore. Our blackberries here in Pennsylvania din’t do as well as in previous years. It was very wet. I really love them.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      A nice sliced chicken breast or salmon would be so good with this!

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  5. Henrietta Watson says:

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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      1. Henrietta Watson says:

        You are welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  6. firefly1824 says:

    This just looks so pretty on the plate! I’ll have to make it sometime.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It looks great and is so easy to put together!

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  7. This sounds delicious! We are vegan so will replace the feta, but what a perfect combo. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks, hope you like it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  8. A. JoAnn says:

    Love fruit in a salad!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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