Peach Blackberry Salad with BlackberryBasil Vinaigrette

For best results, prepare the vinaigrette the day before serving to give the flavors time to fully develop.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Serves 4

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

½ c. extra virgin olive oil
¼ c. champagne vinegar
1 t. Dijon mustard
3 T. honey, preferably local
4-5 large blackberries, rinsed
1 T. fresh basil, roughly chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Ingredients:

2 c. baby spinach
2 c. baby arugula
2 large ripe peaches, sliced
1 c. blackberries, washed and patted dry
½ c. walnuts, roughly chopped
4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish

Add the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, blackberries, and basil to a food processor container. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and process on high until thoroughly emulsified. Taste and add additional honey, salt, and/or black pepper, if desired. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Add the spinach and arugula to a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter and top with sliced peaches, fresh blackberries, walnuts, and goat cheese.

Garnish with sprigs of fresh basil and drizzle some of the blackberrybasil vinaigrette on top. Serve immediately with remaining vinaigrette on the side. Enjoy!

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