Blackberry and Walnut Salad

by Susan on May 19, 2011


It is finally warming up here. The trees have budded and the lily of the valleys are poking their little bells up through the leaves. I am craving raw food instead of cooked food (yes, it changes with the seasons). Blackberries were on sale at my local market and I bought a couple of boxes! Blackberries go beautifully with walnuts but what really makes this salad is the Lime Ginger Vinaigrette with Shallot. It balances out the flavors beautifully and is is literally bursting with spring time flavor.

Blackberry Walnut Salad with Lime Ginger Vinaigrette


  • 2 limes, juice and zest from (aprox 1/2 cup juice and 2 teaspoons zest)
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon agave or raw honey
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

1. Whisk all ingredients together.


  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

1. Toss all ingredients together. Top with vinaigrette to taste.

*Serves 2. You will have leftover vinaigrette.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelli May 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Gorgeous! I want this salad now.


Eco Mama May 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Anything with blackberries, and I’m there.
Eco Mama


Laura Flowers May 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

This salad will be my lunch tomorrow. I can’t wait to try the dressing! Thank-you.



Mindy May 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Lovely salad. I’m moving into the season of salad myself. I WILL be trying this. I love all of the ingredients. I think I spied out some wild blackberry vines a few days ago. Those berries will be ripe soon. :)


janet May 20, 2011 at 6:56 am

I have all these blackberries but never thought to make a salad with them. Thanks for the great idea! :)


Gourmantine May 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

The vinaigrette sounds really interesting and the salad is simply gorgeous!


Elizabeth May 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

Beautiful, just beautiful.
We adore all berries.
Peace and Raw Health,


Maria @ Scandifoodie May 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

You had me at walnuts! I can’t resist them, this salad sounds so perfect!


Faith May 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

this looks great, most of the time my salad dressing is simply lime juice and olive oil, but I add fresh herbs like basil too sometimes. lately though I’ve been throwing in a bit of finely chopped ginger, it’s excellent…

so it’s fun to see all of this in your recipe..


Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul May 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Wow, this looks so delicious. I’m so glad Rawmazing is back in business! You never fail to inspire : )


Ragnhild May 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

This salad looks so delicious! I have a huge craving for blackberries, hopefully Ill get my hands on some soon so I can make this!


bitt May 23, 2011 at 2:06 am

I never think to put fruit in my salad but all the fancy restaurants do and I love it then. Thanks for the idea!


Julie May 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Susan! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am certainly going to try this salad, it should be amazing! I’m going to check out the rest of your site.


Zann January 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

OMG, this was so delicious I could hardly stand it. The dressing is about the best I have ever tasted. I was so full afterwards. Every mouthful was like MMM, MMMM, MMMMMM. This is going on my list of favourite salads.


janet @ the taste space July 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Definitely one of my favourite salads to date! I agree, the dressing was great! Thanks for sharing! :)


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