Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blackberry Spinach Salad

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During the summer months there's nothing like a fresh cool salad for lunch or dinner.
Romaine, baby spinach and kale are my favorite greens.
I like to top my salad with some type of fruit, a little protein and then a few Diamond nuts
to add a little crunch!
Sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, pine nuts - I love them all!

Diamond Nuts recently sent me a few packages of nuts, along with some recipe cards to inspire
me to come up with some new salad combinations.
The beautiful blackberries I purchased last weekend at our local farmers market were just the
inspiration I needed.

I love the contrast of the berries against the greens and they are a tasty combination too!

To give this salad some extra pizzazz I topped it with sliced almonds, fresh avocado and a
lemon poppy seed dressing.  I'm not a huge fan of cheese on my salad, but if you are I think
feta would be a nice addition.

Now isn't that a pretty salad!

Blackberry Spinach Salad

4 cups baby spinach
pinch of sea salt
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 avocado, chopped
1/3 cup sliced Diamond almonds
1/4 cup feta cheese, if desired

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

2 T olive oil
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. fresh ground pepper

Put baby spinach into a large bowl, sprinkle with sea salt.
Add the blackberries, avocado, almonds and feta cheese; tossing gently.

In a small mason jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, salt
and pepper.  Shake until mixed.

Pour dressing over the salad; tossing to coat.

Serves 4

Disclosure - I was provided product from Diamond Nuts for this post, but as always, 
all opinions are my own.

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