Fresh Blackberry and Avocado Salad

Fresh Blackberry and Avocado Salad


For the salad:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1-2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • handful cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, julienned or grated
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (both white and green parts)

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 12 Tablespoons (3/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard (or any mustard you have on hand)
  • 2-3 small garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare Salad:

    • In a large salad bowl, place torn butter lettuce leaves as the base.
    • Arrange the cucumber slices and avocado slices evenly over the lettuce.
    • Evenly distribute the julienned or grated carrot over the salad.
    • Add blackberries, ensuring a good distribution for a burst of color and sweetness.
    • Garnish with the sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.

  2. Make the Dressing:

    • In a bowl or jar, whisk or shake together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard until well combined.
    • Add the minced garlic (if using) and whisk or shake again.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve:

    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving. Toss gently to ensure all the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
    • Serve!