Blackberry Salad with Baby Greens

This beautiful Blackberry Salad with Baby Greens features juicy blackberries, crisp cucumber slices, sweet bell peppers, and mixed greens. Then I top it with a light-tasting apple cider vinaigrette and a few crispy onion strings. This is my perfect fresh summer salad recipe. I serve it as a light lunch or a main dish (sometimes topped with grilled chicken). It’s also a lovely side to grilled meat or another favorite entree.  And if you enjoy a refreshing summer salad with fruit, check out my Watermelon and Cucumber Salad recipe.

Blackberry and Baby Greens Summer Salad

If you are a regular reader here, you’ll notice that I do make a lot of comfort food. But I also believe in balance, and I love fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits, too. And a big salad loaded with deliciousness is one of my favorite things to eat in the spring and summer. And although it’s a perfect family-style side dish, I love it as a main meal, too. I mean, it’s nice to not have to turn on the stove for dinner once in a while. (Especially on a hot summer day, or a beautiful spring day when you just don’t feel like cooking!)

Cook’s Tips for Making Blackberry Salad with Baby Greens:

  • You don’t have to limit yourself to using baby lettuce. My favorite is a combination of baby Swiss chard, baby kale, and baby spinach. You can also use your favorite spring mix. Try using spinach for a blackberry and spinach salad.
  • For the cucumbers, I like to use mini cucumbers because they have small seeds and thin skin. An English cucumber will also work. If using a regular cucumber, you may want to peel it and scoop out the seeds.
  • Make a Blackberry and Feta salad by using crumbled feta cheese instead of Parmesan. And a blackberry goat cheese salad is delicious, too. 
  • If crispy onion strings aren’t your thing, use another crunchy topping like sliced almonds or even croutons.

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Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad

Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad

  • Author: Melissa Lynn
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A light vinaigrette dressing complements the flavors of juicy blackberries, crisp cucumbers, and baby greens in this fresh spring or summer salad.


Units Scale

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups (about 5 ounces) of mixed baby greens or spring mix
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber (I like the Persian or mini cucumbers)
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (or substitute feta or goat cheese)
  • 1/4 cup crispy onion strings (or substitute sliced almond)

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt and ground black pepper


  1. Combine salad ingredients (except for onion strings) in a large salad bowl.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  3. Dress the salad with the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Top with onion strings (or topping of choice) and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 hours

Blackberry Salad with Baby Greens



  • Miz Helen
    June 5, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, we are pinning it to our special features board. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Melissa
      June 6, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Miz Helen! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  • Sammy
    February 25, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Delicious! I used goat cheese and it came out so good. Will make again!


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