Glazed Blackberry Salmon makes for a delicious and healthy dinner salad. Serve on your favorite greens, choose your toppings and dress with a balsamic dressing.
It’s time to change up your salmon dinner with this delicious, healthy recipe!
If you haven’t paired blackberries with salmon yet, you are missing out.
The Best Blackberry Salmon
We’re making a balsamic blackberry glaze for this salmon recipe, serving it up on a bed of greens with goat cheese, sliced almonds and creamy balsamic dressing.
- salmon fillets
- California Giant Blackberries
- balsamic vinegar
- oil, for cooking
- balsamic dressing
- goat cheese
- nuts and seeds
How to Make Blackberry Glaze
Blackberry glaze sounds fancy but I can assure you it is much easier than it seems. For the glaze all you need is:
- fresh blackberries
- balsamic vinegar
- maple syrup
- tapioca flour
To make the glaze, add the blackberries, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to a pot.
As the mixture heats up, begin mashing the blackberries and then allow the mixture to simmer on low-medium heat for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, I like to add just a 1/2 teaspoon of tapioca flour to help thicken the glaze a bit.
Are Blackberries Healthy?
YES – blackberries are an amazing berry loaded with nuritents.
1 cup of blackberries has:
- 8g of fiber
- 2g of protein
- 28.5 mcg of Vitamin K
- 50% of daily value of Vitamin C
How to Pick Blackberries at the Store
When picking up blackberries at your local grocer look for:
- deep even color
- glossy sheen
And the California Giant label, of course!
I love working with California Giant and had the opportunity to visit some of their farms a couple of summers ago. Be sure to check out the post, here.
Salmon Salad Dinner Ready in 20
To make the salmon, I prefer broiling or pan searing in a cast iron skillet. It’s quick, easy and delicious.
As the salmon is cooking, start to build the salads by adding your favorite greens to your plate and topping with goat cheese, blackberries, almonds and balsamic dressing.
Once the salmon is done, finish off with the blackberry glaze and add to your plate.
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx Ashley
- 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, patted dry
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 tsp stoneground mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- cast iron skillet
Blackberry Balsamic Glaze:
- 1 cup blackberries
- 3 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 tsp tapioca starch (optional; see recipe)
For the Salad:
- salad greens
- 4oz freshly crumbled goat cheese
- nuts or seeds of choice; i.e. almonds, hemp hearts, pecans, walnuts
- fresh blackberries
- Make the blackberry balsamic glaze: In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine blackberries with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Mash blackberries as pot heats up. Simmer for about 15 minutes and remove from heat. Mixture will thicken slightly upon standing, or option to add 1 tsp tapioca starch after 10 minutes of simmering for quicker glaze.
- broil salmon: Preheat oven for broiling (400ºF) and place oven rack about 6″ from broiler. In small bowl mix together oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper. Place skin side down on oiled cast iron skillet and brush salmon with marinade. Transfer skillet to preheated oven and broil for about 6-8 minutes, until you see the crust start to form. Remove salmon from oven and brush with blackberry glaze.
- Prepare the salad: Evenly disperse salad greens onto 2 plates. Top with blackberries, goat cheese, nuts, seeds and balsamic dressing. Place glazed salmon on top and cover with more blackberry glaze.
If you prefer, you can also sear the salmon. Use cast iron skillet over medium heat, brush salmon with marinade and sear about 4 minutes on each side.