Over the holidays, my good friend Ally hosted a huge Thanksgiving dinner for friends, including a bunch of foodies). But amongst all of the amazing dishes, the one I returned to for seconds (ok, then maybe thirds…) was this lovely salad.
I have to admit, I’m typically a must-include-at-least-five-different-food-groups-in-my-salad kind of girl. But this beautiful, simple salad was perfect. Just baby arugula, fresh blackberries, and gorgonzola (or any soft cheese) topped with a fresh, light, citrusy vinaigrette that Ally made with blood orange juice. It was heavenly.
I of course immediately went to the store to track down some blood oranges and made my own version at home, and have loved this salad ever since. You can of course sub in any other berries, cheeses, or even different citrus juices in the vinaigrette, but I will tell you right now that this combination is a guaranteed success. Cheers to recipes from good friends, and delicious, simple salads!
A few years back I enjoyed a salad of fresh mesclun and blackberries. They also added matchsticks of jicama and tossed it altogether with a lemon thyme dressing. There must be something about blackberries that calls for a paring with citrus.
This vinaigrette sounds awesome! Perfect with Gorgonzola too. I love the lighting in your photos!
I love arugula with fruit and gorgonzola cheese… This salad looks delightful!
I love these simple yet delicious salads
I was stopped dead in my tracks by that photo. Simply stunning. The recipe sounds great too, by the way.
I’m terrible at knowing what tastes good together. Could I add avocado to this without messing up the flavors?