It’s no secret that I make a ton of salads, and this Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad is a winner in my books. I don’t often think about using blackberries in my recipes, they’re just not my go to fruit, until now. It’s fresh, the berries have a bit of crunch, the avocado is creamy, the dressing is bright – it’s a must make!

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Key Ingredients for this Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad.

This super simple salad has a ton of great flavours, let’s get into it! 

Blackberries- Tangy, juicy, tart – they got it all. You can either slice them or leave them whole. 

Walnuts – Turns out I’m a massive walnut guy. The darker you toast them, the nutter and almost sweeter they get! 

Avocados – They add a ton of creamy texture you won’t want to skip on!

Feta – Adds a nice little salty bite! 

Maple Syrup – Used in the dressing, it works so well with the walnuts, avocados and Feta.

A close up shot of Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad.

Making a maple dijon Dressing.

This is a super easy dressing, all you need is a mason jar, a few simple household ingredients and some elbow grease. 

Into a mason jar, add garlic, lemon, dijon, maple syrup, salt, pepper and of course good quality olive oil. 

Seal your jar well and give it a really good shake! Shake, shake, shake until it’s fully emulsified. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

A close up shot of Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad.

Other Great Salad Dressings to check out!

There are a few other salad dressing I think could go really well with this salad. Take a peek and see if you want to switch it up!

Quick and Easy DIY Dressing

Garlic Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Other recipes like this Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad.

If you liked the sound of this recipe, here are a few other salads for you to check out!

Chicken Jalapeno Ranch Salad

Chicken Shawarma Salad

Thai Mango Salad

Blackberry Walnut Avocado Salad

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For the Salad

  • 6 cups Spinach washed
  • 1/2 Cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 pint Blackberries
  • 2 Avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Feta crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Onions thinly sliced

For the Dressing

  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil


  • Into a large salad bowl, combine spinach, cucumber, black berries, avocado, walnuts, feta, chicken and green onions.
  • Into a mason jar add garlic, lemon, dijon, maple syrup, kosher salt, black pepper and olive oil. Seal the jar and shake until fully emulsified.
  • Pour your dressing over your salad, toss well and enjoy.
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