This blackberry apricot salad uses summer's finest produce and the creamy apricot poppyseed dressing is to die for!
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Blackberry Salad

This blackberry salad is full of summer's finest fresh produce and is topped with a creamy apricot poppy seed dressing. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 221kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup mixed soft herbs parsley, mint, dill, cilantro, basil
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 apricots pitted and sliced
  • 2 ears of cooked corn kernels sliced off the cobs
  • 3 small or 2 large roasted yellow beets roasting directions here
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe apricots pitted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Combine the lettuces and herbs in a large bowl. Add the blackberries, apricots, corn, beets, feta and almonds to the bowl.
  • To make the salad dressing, put the apricots, olive oil, vinegar and honey in the bowl of a food processor. Puree the ingredients to a smooth dressing. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make Ahead: The corn and the beets can be cooked 2 days in advance. The salad dressing can be made a day in advance, just shake it before use.
Little Helpers: The kids can help assemble the salad by putting all of the ingredients in the bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 34.6% | Vitamin C: 39.3% | Calcium: 12.2% | Iron: 10.9%