Sweet-tart blackberries hold their own tossed into salads or smoothies or served alongside cheeses. When given the spotlight -- in pies, muffins, crumbles, or jams, or served plain -- their inky, sweet-tart juices evoke hikes in deep forests and summer strolls down country roads.
Domestic plums are crimson to black-red with a yellow or reddish flesh; they are in season May through October. European varieties, which peak during the fall months, range from green to blue to purple and have a golden yellow flesh.
Our collection of refreshing salad recipes includes choices that work as first-course appetizers or as Thanksgiving sides. In addition to lettuce-based green salads, you'll find dishes centered around green beans, wild rice, and root vegetables.