Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad

This Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad is a simple summer salad made with lemon massaged kale, fresh blackberries and creamy blue cheese. 

When you dream of berry picking, you think of warm summer days with the sun beating down on you, frolicking through the fields in a long light dress, sampling berries as you fill up your basket. Maybe this could be the case with blueberry and strawberry picking, but with blackberries the experience is very different.

There is a reason why these precious pearls of the berry world are pretty pricey – picking them is no picnic! I have only gone blackberry picking once with a friend in New Hampshire. We were picking wild blackberries and came home with more scratches from the thrones than we did berries!

Though I may not enjoy picking them, blackberries are my favorite berry! They are so large and luscious, I can’t get enough of them! So I decided to combine them with a bunch of my other favorite foods to make this Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad!

This Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad is an easy, yet sophisticated summer salad. The bright flavors of the lemony kale and arugula are balanced well by the sweet blackberries and rich, creamy blue cheese. The other toppings add body and flavor really making the salad able to stand on it’s own as an easy summer lunch or dinner option.

To make this salad, start by massaging the kale in lemon juice, olive oil and salt. To that, toss in some arugula, and then start loading it up with ALL THE FIXINGS!

red onion

multi colored cherry tomatoes


hard boiled egg



blue cheese


This Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad is best served immediately. It’s a great option for a hot summer day!

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Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Blackberry Blue Cheese Kale Salad is a simple summer salad made with lemon massaged kale, fresh blackberries and flavored with creamy blue cheese. 



6 cups chopped kale

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

2 cups arugula

1/4 cup red onion, chopped

1/2 cup multi color cherry tomatoes, halved

1 avocado, pitted and sliced

2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

1/4 cup pecans

1/2 cup blackberries

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled


Add the kale to a large salad bowl

Pour the lemon juice and olive oil over the kale

Add the salt

Using clean hands massage the kale for 1-2 minutes until it starts to breakdown and shrinks in size by half

Add the arugula, toss

Add the red onion, tomatoes, avocado, hard boiled eggs and pecans, toss

Fold in the blackberries and blue cheese

Serve immediately

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: salad

Keywords: #kalesalad, #blackberrybluecheese, #summersalad

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  1. blackberries and blue cheese is never a combo I’ve thought of but it makes so much sense!