Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad doused with the most delectable easy sweet, tangy Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette and packed with a rainbow of harmonious sweet and tart blackberries, apples, and mangoes. Can I say perfect for Easter?
To me, the perfect forkful of salad is fresh, crunchy, tart, sweet, and savory in every bite.
Thus, you will find only loaded salads here.
Usually with nuts, usually with cheese, usually with fruit and vegetables and always with an incredible drink worthy dressing.
This Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad is no exception. Sweet blackberries, mangoes and Fuji apples, tart Granny smith apples, creamy, salty Feta, and crunchy red bell peppers, cucumbers, and walnuts. But not just any walnuts. Walnuts tossed in honey then oven roasted and lightly sprinkled in sugar – so good. If you make nothing else, make these nuts.
And then there’s the dressing.
The vinaigrette was inspired by the 12 case of sweet blackberry jam I’ve been whittling down since Christmas. Every year for decades my parents have gifted different jams to family at Christmas, accompanied by labels such as “Jam packed with love” and my personal favorite, “May this be the only Jam you get into.” This addicting jam was begging to be more than smothered on toast. More than consumed at breakfast. More than jam. So I blended this sweet, seedless blackberry jam with tangy balsamic vinegar and Dijon, a splash of orange juice, honey, olive oil and a kiss of basil to create a Blackberry Vinaigrette that you will want to
drizzle pour on everything – and not just at breakfast.
The perfect dressing to bathe your blackberries, mangoes, apple deliriousness in.
Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad. May this be the only salad you get into.
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