Blackberry Peach Salad with Vinaigrette

A Blackberry Peach Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette will easily become your favorite summer salad. Make ahead of time to allow the flavors to marinate and provide the best flavor possible. You’ll make this over and over!

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Blackberry Peach Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette

Salads are one of my favorite summer go-to meals. They are light, refreshing, and the ingredients and dressings are endless! Do you remember Ponderosa? We had one in our local meal years ago (as my kids say – The 1900’s) when I was in high school. One of my best friends and her boyfriend worked there, so it was a place that I frequented when I wanted a good meal.

Ponderosa had one of the most incredible salad bars. If you could put it on a salad, it was on that bar! For a working high school student, it was also very affordable. One of the cooks liked to offer suggestions for different salad toppings and I’m grateful that I tried a variety.

This salad is full of seasonal goodness with the blackberries and peaches – a little sweetness with a little green! They can be prepared in advance for meal prepping and makes a great side dish with your favorite cut of meat for dinner. Even if you don’t prepare the salad ahead of time, I highly recommend making the vinaigrette ahead of time to give the flavors time to marinate.

Salad made without dressing

Ingredients to Make Blackberry Peach Salad and the Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Champagne or white wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Blackberries
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Baby spinach
  • Baby arugula
  • Peaches
  • Walnuts
  • Goat cheese

How to Make the Blackberry Peach Salad and Vinaigrette:

Add the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, blackberries, and basil to a food processor container. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and process on high until thoroughly emulsified. Taste and add additional honey, salt, and/or black pepper, if desired. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Add the spinach and arugula to a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter and top with sliced peaches, fresh blackberries, walnuts, and goat cheese.

Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil and drizzle some of the blackberry-basil vinaigrette on top. Serve immediately with remaining vinaigrette on the side. Enjoy!

Blackberry Peach Salad drizzled with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette Dressing
Blackberry Peach Salad drizzled with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette Dressing
Yield: 4 Servings

Blackberry Peach Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A Blackberry Peach Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette will easily become your favorite summer salad. Make ahead of time to allow the flavors to marinate and provide the best flavor possible. You'll make this over and over!

Ingredients

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons honey, preferably local
  • 4-5 large blackberries, rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula
  • 2 large ripe peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries, washed and patted dry
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

    Add the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, blackberries, and basil to a food processor container. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and process on high until thoroughly emulsified. Taste and add additional honey, salt, and/or black pepper, if desired. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

    Add the spinach and arugula to a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter and top with sliced peaches, fresh blackberries, walnuts, and goat cheese.

    Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil and drizzle some of the blackberry-basil vinaigrette on top. Serve immediately with remaining vinaigrette on the side. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 5gSugar: 23gProtein: 9g

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A Blackberry Peach Salad with Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette will easily become your favorite summer salad. Make ahead of time to allow the flavors to marinate and provide the best flavor possible. You'll make this over and over!

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