|Cottage Cheese and Blackberry Salad.|
The recipe called for balsamic glaze that I easily made by adding 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup of balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and reducing it to about half over medium heat. This took about 30 minutes. This can be stored in the fridge for a week or two for future use. It is much cheaper to make your own balsamic glaze if you have balsamic vinegar on hand.
On each salad plate I placed a cup of mixed greens and garnished them with the blackberries.
|Mixed greens garnished with blackberries.|
I drizzled balsamic glaze over the berries and the greens.
I happened to have both sliced almonds and dried cranberries that I used to garnish the final salad.
This salad made for a good first course that was followed by a bowl of delicious oyster stew and a side of steamed mussels in a garlic butter sauce.
|Steamed PEI mussels from 42nd Street Oyster Bar.|
|First course of Cottage Cheese Blackberry Salad.|