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Marionberry, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Salad

Marionberries are considered the most flavorful blackberries. If you can't find them, use ordinary blackberries instead. Prep Time: 15 minutes.

Sunset JUNE 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces arugula (about 13 cups)
  • 6 ounces marionberries or blackberries (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 ounces mild blue cheese


1. In a salad bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, 1 tsp. thyme leaves, the mustard, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

2. Add arugula and gently toss until leaves are coated with dressing. Add berries and gently toss. Divide among 4 salad plates. Crumble 1/2 oz. cheese on each salad. Sprinkle with remaining thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 175
  • Calories from fat: 77%
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 353mg
  • Cholesterol: 11mg

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Marionberry, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Salad Recipe