Gluten Free Living – 2017
Creamy Blackberry Salad is divine. It’s one of those awesome recipes you’ll want to make for every special occasion or potluck during the summer. Seriously. This fruit salad has a cream cheese and sour cream base mixed with a little sugar and vanilla. Then after folding in the blackberries, it’s topped with a sprinkle of brown sugar and finely diced pecans. Like I said, it’s the perfect summer salad–whether for company and friends–or not!
I’ve used this base recipe many times before including one with grapes (which is magnificent), one with ambrosia (that’s heavenly), and one with Strawberries and Kiwi. The cream cheese base is perfect for any kind of fruit combination. I have to admit, I loved the way this salad turned out.
A friend of ours went into the hospital last month to have her gall bladder removed and I offered to bring them a meal afterward. Since she’s got Celiac Disease I always make sure to make a lot of gluten free stuff for her family. So I made this salad along with a GF Chicken Penne Casserole. Then I topped it off with a non-gluten-free dessert for her husband and boys. Since she was in no condition to cook for a week, this meal hit the spot.
Let me give you one caution though, if you don’t want your salad turning out purple, you’ll need to wash and thoroughly dry the blackberries before using them. Otherwise, the moisture will mix with the coloring of the blackberry skins and turn the cream cheese mixture lavender. It won’t affect the taste, just the appearance.
Regardless, put this delicious salad on your “to make” list soon. Prepare to hear your family say, “I want more!” 🙂
Creamy Blackberry Salad is divine!
If you enjoy blackberries, you’ll love this delicious salad.
This delectable salad never has very many leftovers!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, soften cream cheese. Add sugar, sour cream and vanilla.
Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.
Wash blackberries and pat dry very thoroughly. Stir blackberries gently into the cream cheese mixture.
Sprinkle mixture with brown sugar and finely diced pecans. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Here’s a close up so you can see a little of the texture.
Every spoonful is so thick, creamy and mouthwatering.
Here’s the recipe.
CREAMY BLACKBERRY SALAD
(Recipe inspired from my Creamy Grape Salad)
Creamy Blackberry Salad is perfect for summer potlucks and holidays, backyard barbecues and company dinners.
This is a great way to use blackberries in a recipe! Your family and company will rave over it.