Beautiful Blueberry Salad

A special celebration is in order when fresh blueberries are in season, and our Beautiful Blueberry Salad is what you have been waiting for. With some cooked quinoa saved and on hand, this recipe comes together in minutes by tossing salad greens and blueberries together along with optional ingredients like apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts. The flavor of blueberries also sings in the light, oil-free vinaigrette that we offer as a suggested dressing. Your friends will agree, this sensational salad is the berry best recipe to savor summer.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup apple, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries, dried (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Sweet and Savory Walnut Snacks (optional)

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • PREP TIME 15
  • COOK TIME 0
  • Serves 2-4

Directions

  1. To prepare dressing, sauté shallot in a nonstick pan over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes, adding a drop or two of water as needed to prevent sticking.
  2. Combine shallot and all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl or individual serving bowls and drizzle with dressing.