SIMPLE BLACKBERRY SALAD
Rocket or other baby salad leaves
firm, fresh blackberries
crumbled gorgonzola or any soft cheese (eg feta, goat cheese)
Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing:
good-quality olive oil
freshly-squeezed orange, lemon, or lime juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients. Toss together the rocket, blackberries and the vinaigrette dressing, then serve topped with crumbled cheese.
For a change from crumbles and pies, use blackberries in any sponge cake or muffin mixture. Just mix in lightly for an attractive swirled effect. Good flavour combinations with blackberries include orange, cinnamon or almond.