Spinach Berry Salad with Blackberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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You will love this salad recipe. It’s beautiful, healthy, and ready to go in minutes!

Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 cups baby spinach or mixed greens
  • 4 ounces crumbled soft goat cheese (also known as chevre) or you can use the same amount of cream cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup strained blackberry juice (see notes below)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients until well-blended. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed and set aside.
  2. Toss together spinach, cheese, walnuts, and blackberries in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle with the blackberry balsamic vinaigrette. Serve.


  • To make the strained blackberry juice, just puree blackberries in a food processor or mash with a spoon. Then strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
  • If you’d like, save the blackberry pulp and pop it in a smoothie!
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