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Four Delicious and Cool Blackberry Recipes This Summer

Olympia landscapersYour local Olympia landscapers are doing it again! We know the one thing you love more than planting and tending your garden is including your fresh harvest in delicious recipes. So, in celebration of August being blackberry season, Olympia landscapers Oliver’s Landscaping is sharing a few delicious and cool blackberry recipes that you are sure to love this summer!

Spicy Fruit Salsa

This Spicy Fruit Salsa is a wonderful combination of flavors. A little sweet, a little spicy, this fresh fruit salsa starring kiwi, strawberries, and blackberries is sure to delight your family and friends! Serve with tortilla chips.

blackberryYield: 12 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes

5 kiwis, peeled and diced
1 quart strawberries, finely chopped
1 pint fresh blackberries, chopped
4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and coarsely shredded
2 tablespoons any flavor fruit jelly
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons habanero hot sauce
1 (7 ounce) can green salsa
1/3 cup lime juice


1. Place kiwis, strawberries, blackberries, and apples in a bowl.
2. Stir in jelly, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, green salsa, and lime juice.
3. Stir together until well mixed.

To See Original Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Spicy-Fruit-Salsa/Detail.aspx

Blackberry Fool

Blackberry Fool is a seasonal and spectacular berry-rippled dessert that will cool you down even on the hottest days! You will not want to share.

blackberry 2Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 20 minutes

10 ounces blackberries
1 lemon (just the juices)
3 ounces white sugar
1 ¼ heavy cream
Shortbread cookies


1. Set aside a small amount of blackberries for garnish.
2. Mash the rest of the blackberries with the lemon juice and half of the sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream with the remaining half of the sugar.
4. Fold the whipped cream mix and the blackberry mix together to make a mauve cream, then tip into a freezer container and freeze until set.
5. Serve in scoops in glasses, with the shortbread cookies and remaining blackberries on the side.

To See Original Recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2415646/frozen-blackberry-fool

Blackberry Spinach Salad

This Blackberry Spinach Salad to eat for brunch or a light supper, and is very easy to throw together. Though this salad tastes great without a dressing, we can also eat it with a bacon dressing or a nice balsamic vinegar.

blackberry 3Yield: 8 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes

3 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried
1 pint fresh blackberries
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)


1. In a large bowl, toss together baby spinach, blackberries, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, green onion, and walnuts.
2. Stir until evenly well mixed.

To See Original Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Blackberry-Spinach-Salad/Detail.aspx

Buttermilk-Blackberry Dreamsicles

These Buttermilk-Blackberry Dreamsicles are exactly as their name would imply: a dream! We will love the combination of tart blackberries with creamy buttermilk. Don’t have a reusable mold? No problem. 5-oz. paper cups is a perfect alternative.

Olympia landscapersYield: Makes 8 (4-oz) ice pops
Total Time: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes

1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
6 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 cups whole buttermilk
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
1/3 cup honey
8 wooden craft sticks


1. Process blackberries and orange juice concentrate in a food processor or blender until smooth.
2. Add in and whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, and honey.
3. Pour mixture into eight 4 oz. ice pop molds. Or, use 5 oz. paper cups if you prefer.
4. Swirl mixtures gently, and insert wooden craft sticks.
5. Freeze for 8 hours or until completely frozen.

To See Original Recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/buttermilk-blackberry-dreamsicles

Olympia landscapers Oliver’s Landscaping hopes you enjoy trying out these cool blackberry summer recipes! And of course, if you’re in search of landscapers in Olympia, give us a call! We provide landscaping and gardening services, as well as landscaping design and outdoor water feature installation. Oliver’s Landscaping, your Olympia landscapers, is in the business of bringing your dream gardens and landscapes to life.



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