Sigona’s Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Recipes

Mixed Greens with a Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic & Roasted French Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

A simple yet elegant salad with a delightfully flavorful vinaigrette. Serves 6.

Vinaigrette:

Salad:

  • About 5 oz. mixed greens, or one large handful per serving
  • Optional: 2 green onions, sliced on the bias
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts or pecans (look for them in Sigona’s dried fruit & nut department)
  • 3/4 cup or more fresh blackberries (slice larger berries if desired)

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic, lemon juice and Dijon. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss the greens and green onion, if using, with about half of the vinaigrette – being careful not to add too much – until well coated. Transfer the greens to a large serving platter or divide among individual salad plates.

Top the salad with crumbled cheese, walnuts and blackberries. Drizzle a bit of the remaining vinaigrette over the top and/or serve remaining vinaigrette on the side.

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