Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette


Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette  | Cooking on the Front Burner #sidedish #summerfruit


How does a salad recipe sound to you??  It's been awhile since I've shared one and I think you will really enjoy this Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette.  It's quick and easy!  While the salad is loaded with fresh berries, spring greens and brie cheese, the real star of the show is the homemade salad dressing and that comes together in no time!


Do you want to know the secret ingredient?  It's seedless blackberry preserves.  I really thought I had some  blackberries at home when I decided to make my own dressing but alas they were gone out of the fridge and maybe I ate them - I don't remember!  The jam made for a good substitute! 

Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes about 3/4 cup dressing

Ingredients 
    Salad
    • Spring Salad Greens
    • Sliced strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Honey Roasted Pecans
    • Brie Cheese cut into small chunks
    • Red Onion
    Dressing
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
    • 3 tablespoon seedless blackberry jam
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    Instructions
    1. For the salad, place greens on plate and top with remaining ingredients
    2. For the dressing, place all ingredients except olive oil in small food processor.
    3. Mix until well combined and slowly add olive oil while blade is running
    4. Drizzle desired amount over salad
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    Blackberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing | Cooking on the Front Burner

    You might have noticed that I didn't list the amount of salad ingredients.  I think it just depends on what you need - we used the dressing on 2 salads and still had a good amount of dressing leftover.  This should keep well for about a week in your refrigerator.

    Berry Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner #sidedish

    And if you like salads - I have some others you might enjoy!!

    Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad


    Asian Shrimp Salad Bowl



    15 comments:

    1. Deb, this salad looks perfect and a wonderful summer meal - absolutely LOVE that you used blackberries in the vinaigrette! Pinning and sharing on FB today - have a great Wednesday!

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    2. This is my kind of salad! I love the addition of the brie.

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    3. I love that there are no seeds!! That is my least favorite part of fruit. ;) This salad looks delicious Deb, perfect for a hot summer night, LOL. I'm sure they will come back at some point!

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    4. Deb, this salad sounds amazing in every way (especially that brie :). I've never had blackberry dressing but I know it's going to be fixed immediately thanks to this!

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    5. Such a beautiful salad, Deb!! Love, love, love the pictures!! Genius to use jam in a pinch!! :)

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    6. What a phenomenal summer salad! Between the vinaigrette and the brie alone, I'd be in heaven! :)

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    7. I love fresh and fruity salads like this - the jam in the dressing is such a fabulous idea! This looks delish! xx

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    8. When you love EVERY SINGLE element of a salad, you're sure to love the salad, right?? I'd love to have this for lunch with you!

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    9. Oh, I LOVE that you made this vinaigrette with preserves. So smart! I made a raspberry vin with fresh raspberries one time, and honestly, I wasn't a fan. It was just too tart, and too watery. Preserves would take care of both of these issues! Thanks for the great idea, Deb!

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    10. What a beautiful salad, Deb! I love love love everything in here! I can just imagine how fresh and delicious this tastes and that blackberry dressing sounds heavenly!

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    11. What a beautiful looking salad! It's perfect for summer! And that dressing looks phenomenal!!

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    12. Your Salad looks so good! =) Pinned to my Healthy board.

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    13. I just love your Salad with fresh fruits for a great summer salad. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visits!
      Come Back Soon,
      Miz Helen

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    14. You had me at brie.... I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe.  I’m sure our party goers would love it!  Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jTkCXF.  Have a wonderful day!

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    15. Such a creative use on blackberry jam... can't wait to try the dressing. pinning.

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