Black and Blue Salad in brown bowl

Black and Blue Salad

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    Fresh greens and berries tossed with some blue cheese and nuts for a healthy, delicious, and light summer salad!

    Nope this isn’t a Backstreet Boys salad…although if someone wants to send them the recipe and they like it… who knows it could be just as big of a sensation as them!

    All joking aside, this salad is perfect for the summer. Filled with fresh blueberries and blackberries (hence the name of the salad) and paired with fresh greens for a light and satisfying dish.

    How Do You Serve a Black and Blue Salad?

    • It’s great on its own if you’re looking for something quick and light to eat
    • Pair it with some protein like grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, or steak! (I added some frozen shrimp from Trader Joe’s and had it as my lunch!)
    • It’s a great side dish for a summer dinner
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    What Ingredients are Needed for Black and Blue Salad?

    Baby Spinach: Fresh spinach leaves. I like to chop them up a bit, something about eating the entire leaf at once doesn’t do it for me…but feel free to leave them whole.

    Arugula: Baby arugula, roughly chopped and tossed with the spinach.

    Blueberries: Fresh blueberries, don’t forget to wash them!

    Blackberries: Fresh blackberries, washed and chopped in half.

    Walnuts: Roughly chopped.

    Blue Cheese: The funkiness of the blue cheese really compliments the sweetness of the berries.

    Olive Oil: For our homemade dressing.

    Lemon Juice: For our homemade dressing.

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    Black and Blue Salad in brown bowl

    How to Make Black and Blue Salad

    Prep the Ingredients: Roughly chop the spinach, arugula, and walnuts. If your blackberries are large, cut them in half. Lightly crumble the blue cheese, either with your hands or a cheese grater.

    Make the Dressing: For simplicity and ease, whisk together lemon juice and olive oil for a light dressing.

    Toss the Salad: Add all the prepped ingredients to a large serving bowl and toss to combine. Drizzle the homemade dressing on top, serve immediately*, and enjoy!

    Black and Blue Salad in brown bowl

    Black and Blue Salad

    Fresh greens and berries tossed with some blue cheese and nuts for a healthy, delicious, and light summer salad!

    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 0 min |

    Total time: 10 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 2-4


    • 2 cups, baby spinach, roughly chopped (56g)
    • 1 cups, arugula, roughly chopped (28g)
    • ½ cup, blackberries, halved (100g)
    • ½ cup, blueberries (74g)
    • ¼ cup, blue cheese (30g)
    • ¼ cup, walnuts, roughly chopped (30g)
    • 1 tbsp, olive oil (15g)
    • 2 tsp, lemon juice (8g)


    1. Chop and prep the fruits, greens, and nuts. Grate the cheese.
    2. In a large bowl, add the arugula, spinach, blackberries, blueberries, blue cheese, and walnut. Toss to combine.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together with a fork the olive oil and lemon juice.
    4. Drizzle the dressing on the salad and toss to combine.
    5. Serve and enjoy!
    1. *Best if served immediately. Can make ahead and serve later, just wait to dress the salad until you are ready to serve it.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ~1.5 cups (170g)

    Serves 2

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 257
    Total Fat 21g
      Saturated Fat 4g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 11mg
    Sodium 221mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15g
      Dietary Fiber 5g
      Sugars 6g
    Protein 7g


    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Black and Blue Salad

    Author: Christine


    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Black and Blue Salad, Salad Entree, Healthy Meal

    Ratings and reviews (4)

    5 months ago

    Love how simple yet satisfying this salad is. And it is visually stunning, too! Thank you for sharing!

    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 5 months ago

    Thank you, Heather!

    5 months ago

    This salad is not only beautiful but delicious. It's perfect for a refreshing meal in our current summer heat.

    Christine | The Wellness Walnut 5 months ago

    so perfect for summer!

    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Fruit goes so well in here. Thanks for sharing!!

    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Love love love this! So fresh and summery.

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