If you're tired of the same old boring salads, turn to seasonal fruit to jazz up those greens. In Winter, I love tossing in segmented oranges, in Spring, I'll throw in strawberries, and now? Well, Summer's beautiful blackberries make an excellent addition to a bed of mixed lettuces. Thanks to sugared walnuts and tangy feta, this recipe has tons of texture. It's crunchy, creamy, tart, and juicy. To make the salad more substantial and a standalone supper, I incorporated pieces of crisped prosciutto. Serve with a chunk of bread and a glass of sparkling Rose and you've got the perfect easy and delicious August meal. Want the recipe I used? Keep reading.
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar Serves 6-8. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar Makes about 2 cups.
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (preferably lemon-infused)
10 ounces mixed salad greens, such as baby spinach and red-leaf and Boston lettuces
1 pound fresh blackberries (about 4 pints)
9 ounces feta cheese, preferably French, crumbled
Sugared Walnuts, recipe below
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 cups walnut halves (about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Makes about 2 cups.