Salads… love them or hate them? My theory is that if you hate them, you’ve probably been guilted into choking down one too many boring salads.
You know the ones… wilty lettuce, tasteless mass produced tomatoes, uninspired bottled dressing. No thank you. “No boring salads,” I always say.
If you think of lettuce as a canvas upon which you can add pile your favourite fresh, colourful, nutritious toppings, it’s hard not to be a salad lover. You can even let the lettuce go and make salads out of beans, grains, or just crunchy chopped fresh vegetables.
Just pile up your favourite stuff and enjoy. Voila… salad!
So as I always say, feel free to substitute in this recipe with what you have on hand. Last time I made this I had more raspberries than blueberries, so we did that. It’s all good.
Blueberry Summer Salad
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- tbsp maple syrup
- Toss the lettuce well with the red wine vinegar, olive oil, and syrup.
- Add the remainder of the ingredients and toss lightly. Enjoy!