Blackberry Avocado Salad

Hello there– We had another important celebration at our house last week– Larry’s folks came in to celebrate their 69th anniversary!!  It’s a joy to watch them together.

So we made toasts and ate lasagna (Stu’s favorite) and Larry’s cheery sister brought in a magnificent cake. It was a great time together.  Stu & Helen, you’re the best!!

Oh, and with our supper, we dug into this bright salad– sweet berries, creamy avocado, crunchy almonds, salty feta– tossed with a mustard & maple dressing.  Just fine on the plate with our lasagna.


6 cups salad greens
2 small Persian cucumbers, sliced
2 avocados, cut into chunks
6 oz. carton of blackberries (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup roasted salted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cut feta, crumbled

1/4 cup olive oil
3 tab. tarragon veingar
2 tab. maple syrup
1 tsp. seedy Dijon mustard
salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Layer the salad ingredients in a shallow bowl.  When you are ready to serve it up, shake together the dressing ingredients in a container with a tightly closing lid until they are all blended and drizzle over the salad.


41 thoughts on “Blackberry Avocado Salad

  1. This looks delicious, Rhonda – and so healthy (and colorful)! Congratulations to Larry’s parents on their anniversary. Sending you much, much love my friend. Thank you for your continual caring. It really makes a difference. Hugs. xo Debbie

  2. Wow, I’ve heard of fruit in salad but never blackberries! It looks so colorful and delicious! I’ll have to make this…thank you, Rhonda! Happy 69th Anniversary to your in-laws, that’s amazing! Hugs to you, friend.❤️

  3. Hi,
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    So thank you !
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  4. 69 years! Wow I can’t even imagine. What a milestone.
    And this salad is gorgeous. I would not have thought of pairing blackberry with avocado but it looks like it works really well.

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