The blackberries are gorgeous so this is the time to take advantage of them.
They are wonderful in salads.
6 handfuls of any type of greens
I put arugula in everything so I mixed it with field green.
1/2 cup blue, goat or feta cheese
1/2 to 1 cup of blackberries
2 diced scallions
2 cooked crumbled chicken sausage or 6 to 8 slices crumbled cooked bacon
One sliced hot pepper (optional). You can use a sweet pepper.
6 basil leaves
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
One clove minced garlic
Put all the greens in a bowl
Top with the scallions, meat, cheese and basil
Put the vinegar, oil, garlic, honey and basil in a magic bullet and mix well.
Add the dressing sparingly because it is sweet.
The sweet dressing goes so well with the berries
The pepper can be put on the side but I like the hot and sweet combination.