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.
BLACKBERRY AVOCADO SALAD
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”
This salad looks amazing. I love blackberries in a salad, and I love avocados! Thanks for the post.
Thanks Debra– I’m tempted to put avocados in every salad that comes out of our kitchen. Happy Thursday! xo
Looks awesome… Just love blackberry
Oh gosh, thanks Ruchi! Your Masala Idli is beautiful! xo
Amazing salad, Rhonda! Great combination of blackberries and avocados! 🙂 I am going to share this recipe with my mum-in-law in Mexico. This is something what she would definitely love! 🙂 ❤ Hugs!!!!
I hope she would like it Vero– lots of our avocados come from Mexico! How are things being back to work?? Hope you’re settling in well… xox
Ah, I am sure, she will and we as well. I am planning to prepare it during the weekend! 🙂 Ah… I have resigned at work, but I have new job!! ❤ So exciting times are coming
Oh that is exciting!! Will you be doing the same kind of engineering type job?? Do you know anyone in the new company? Do you have time off between jobs?? Too many questions?? Hope it all goes so well!! xox
Thanks for the recipe! I’d never have thought of putting blackberries in a salad like this but it looks delicious! 🙂
Thanks thanks Maddie! Loved your post of saving money & eating healthy!! So helpful! xo
Looks delicious! 😍✔️👍
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
Hey Debbie– thanks. And how are the piano lessons going?? I took lessons as a kid and we have my old piano sitting in the living room. You are making me think I should drag out my old books and see how it goes!! Happy playing friend! hugs!
Yay! Do it, Rhonda 🙂 If you play again, I’d love to hear how it goes. Lots of love and hugs. Debbie
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.❤️
Thanks Mary! It was fun to celebrate Helen and Stu. They are so dear and he takes such good care of her… Happy Thursday friend! xox
I am collecting salad recipes that are more than unusual. Your recipe just made it into my list. Thank you and greetings
Hi Cecilia! thanks. Fun to hear from you.
What a beautiful salad to celebrate a momentous anniversary. X
Hi Brigid!! Fun to find you back to blogging! Loved your garden post! xox
Wow, 69 years, that is awesome! I love this salad, so fresh and delicious. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!
Hi Antonia! Fun to hear from you! Just read through your latest delicious Italian cake post. And loved loved the pics of your family trips! Glad you’re back! xox
Thanks, I am glad to be back too! 😀
That looks delicious and spring-y. Happy anniversary. Amazing.
Thanks Lisa! Loved your DK post. Aren’t they the best?? xox
Thank you. Even when they are talking about gross insects, I can’t help but read them.
I have just discovered your blog. I am really surprise about the quality of your articles and photographies. This salad looks really delicious and easy to do.
So thank you !
I also have a blog and I translated almost every articles to share our French gastronomy and world recipes (easy, healthy and quickly recipes) and art because for me art and food have one point in common “the imagination, the creativity”. 🙂
I will follow you to discover your world… thank you for this article.
Have a great day,
See you soon,
Thank you Jessica– I did look through some posts on your beautiful blog– but sadly, I don’t read French! Lovely to hear from you…
Hello Rhonda, I wrote almost all of my articles in French following by English (translation for foreigners). 😊
Thank you for your answer and for your lovely words, I hope you could read my articles ?
Thank you in advance for your return,
Hi Jessica– I’ll go look again! It all looked beautiful and healthy!!
Thank you 🙂 It is really nice, I really appreciate it. 🙂 See you soon 🙂 All my recipes are in French first and in bellow in English 🙂 It should be easier ! 🙂 Have a great evening !
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.
Sounds like such a lovely celebration! Your salad look absolutely beautiful and fresh. I can imagine it was a huge hit there 🙂
Thanks Dianna– Just checked on your blog and found that beautiful salad!
Sixty-nine years?? Wowza! I would not think to put these flavors together, but I bet it was delish! Very creative Rhonda! -Kat
It wasn’t really creative–it’s just that blackberries were on sale at the market! Your chicken Paprikash dish looks great! Real comfort food. Happy weekend Kat! xox
Looks so good and delicious Rhonda! Thanks for the recipe. 😘😘😘
Hi Lilly– thanks! I’m sure you have so many beautiful fruits to put in salads where you are!! hugs from here!
I didn’t have blackberries in such a long time, and I love them so much, they’re so fresh and yummy and I believe they’re perfect in this salad!!
Thanks Kreso! Enjoyed reading through your mussel recipe!!