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Sweet & Savory Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Try out this sweet salad that’s perfect for summer. Our restaurant-caliber salad with homemade blackberry vinaigrette makes a great presentation and the addition of the Advanced Plan approved fruit makes it a unique dish. You can top this healthy salad with organic roasted turkey or wild caught smoked salmon, or pair it alongside your favorite BBQ chicken.
Core Plan approved
Advanced Plan approved
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Dinner Salads

Ingredients
  

Salad:

  • 6 cup organic mixed greens
  • 2 cup organic spinach
  • 1 cup walnuts whole or coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 handfuls blackberries for garnish
  • 1–2 Granny Smith apples chopped, for garnish

Dressing:

  • tablespoon grapeseed or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion or shallots
  • 1 small clove garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon spoonable stevia
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

Optional:

  • 1 avocado sliced, core plan only
  • ½ cup organic gorgonzola cheese core plan only
  • Organic roasted turkey or wild caught smoked salmon

Instructions
 

  • In a non-toxic (non-teflon) skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Add the blackberries and let break down (about 1–2 min). Pour in the vinegars and stir to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and add the stevia, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and add the olive oil slowly with blender or food processor. To remove all seeds, strain through a mesh strainer.
  • Place the greens on a plate. Put remaining ingredients as desired and drizzle with dressing.
  • For a nice presentation, put apples, blackberries, walnuts, and turkey in sections around the edges of the green salad.