Blackberry Lemon Salad Inspiration

Creating colorful, balanced, and DELICIOUS meals is easy to do with any combination of our premium extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

While BHOOC products provide nearly endless ways to invent, develop, and delight, we’d like to make your next dish easy AND healthy by sharing the simply delicious flavors of this Blackberry Lemon Salad! 😍


Big Horn Ultra Premium EVOO OR Lemon Olive Oil

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar

-Fresh Arugula

-Fresh Blackberries

-Sliced Almonds

-Goat Cheese (crumbled)

-Avocado (sliced / diced to preference)


To craft, combine arugula, fresh blackberries, sliced almonds, crumbled goat cheese, avocado, and a vinaigrette of our Big Horn UP EVOO or Lemon Olive Oil & Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar.

Serving Guidelines:

Who are we to stifle creativity with strict measurements? This isn’t baking. :wink: In all seriousness, this salad allows for some wiggle room and should prove to be delicious – even without exact measuring.

We encourage you to adapt ingredient measurements & ratios by asking two questions:

  1. How many servings do I need to make?
  2. What are the personal preferences of the table? (e.g., How much salad does this crowd eat? Is this salad a starter or the main event?)

However, if you are more of a specific-numbers person, worry not! We’ve got ya covered below.

Here are some general rules of thumb to follow when crafting an out-of-this-world salad:

Oil-to-Vinegar Ratio

This mixture, otherwise known as a “vinaigrette”, will bring this dish to life. Your vinaigrette is also something you can, over time, really customize and make your own!

However, a great starting point is to mix three (3) parts oil with one (1) part vinegar. Start with this three-to-one oil / vinegar ratio, and feel free to tweak your vinaigrette from there… You budding chef, you! 🧑‍🍳

How Much Vinaigrette Should I Make?

Aim for one to two (1-2) oz. of vinaigrette dressing per serving. Put another way, that’s two to four (2-4) tablespoons. (Of course, it’s not a bad idea to make extra!)

How Much Arugula Should be in a Serving?

This will depend on whether this salad is a starter or a main, but you can begin with one (1) to one-and-a-half (1.5) cups per person. This roughly looks like the size of one or two baseballs if you’re eye-balling.

What About the Other Ingredients?

Here’s where things really get fun! You can put your own spin on this salad by dialing in the ratios of fresh blackberries, sliced almonds, avocado, and goat cheese.

Experiment, taste, and iterate! Next thing you know, people will be bribing you for the recipe.

Enjoy! 😊