This Quick & Easy Salad Recipe Is a Keeper!

Posted May 21, 2014 by in Lifestyle

Lunch wasn’t looking very promising today as I scavenged around the fridge for something to make real fast before meeting a friend. I saw a tub of blackberries in the fridge and thought, Oh, if only those were proper enough to eat as a meal! Immediately I began envisioning myself sitting on a sunny patio, eating a decadent salad topped with fat, juicy blackberries.


So, despite the cold and overcast weather outside, I decided to make myself a quick little salad with the blackberries. It was so easy and fresh that I had to share! You’ll love this salad recipe if you’re in a healthy eating slump, or you’re out of ideas when it comes to making affordable, yet tasty meals.



  • Two cups of spinach or mixed greens (I used half romaine/half spinach)
  • 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 10 blackberries
  • Crumbly blue cheese


  • One part extra virgin olive oil
  • One part red wine vinegar
  • One part grainy Dijon mustard
  • A few splashes of lemon juice

The Quick & Easy:

Wash and tear up your mixed greens. Throw on top your blackberries, blue cheese, and halved tomatoes.

In a separate bowl, mix together your salad dressing. I like a lot of dressing so I made a generous batch. Drizzle your dressing on top of your greens and chow down!


What’s your favorite salad recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

*A version of this post originally appeared on Chloe’s blog, Of North. For more information on Chloe, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter!