Blackberry Salad

Blackberries make an artistic statement in this salad, not only for its pretty look but also for its delivery of texture and taste from cool, to crunchy, and slightly sweet.

Difficulty Serves
Easy 4


  • 3 tbs white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 4 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs fresh minced mint
  • 4 cups freshly torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup pearl mozzarella balls, drained
  • 1/2 cup candied walnut halves


  1. For the dressing: In a jar, add the vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt and mint. Cap and shake the jar until the dressing is emulsified. Set aside
  2. For the salad Toss together the salad greens, blackberries, scallions, mozzarella balls and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss.
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Babs George

My husband loves fruit in salads, but doesn’t like blackberries (seeds). Any other recommendations for berries with the same ingredients sans blackberries?
I would appreciate any suggestions.

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