Spinach Blueberry Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 12 cups fresh baby spinach (about 10 ounces)
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Mix first four ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients; toss with dressing.
Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 254 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Jun 17, 2020
So delicious! We substituted feta for the crumbled blue cheese. Thank you, Heidi, for sharing this recipe.
Jun 23, 2018
I loved the blueberries and blue cheese! I could not find Raspberry vinegar, so I used Alessi Raspberry Blush, which doesn't have a strong raspberry flavor, and I think that was great for the guys in our family. To toast the nuts, I only had to cook them in the oven at 350 for 3 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, so watch the time so you don't burn them.
Jul 13, 2015
I liked the concept but found the dressing way too tart. The berries and pecans, though, were a nice combination.
Aug 18, 2013
This recipe is a keeper! I did use Spring Mix, but other than that, I made the recipe as written. The dressing was very good. The blueberry/blue cheese combo was delicious.
Jul 2, 2013
A very nice salad, but I found the dressing to be a bit too tart for my taste. I would use about half the vinegar the next time.
Aug 12, 2012
I had to adjust the recipe to use what I had on hand: toasted sliced almonds instead of pecans and feta cheese instead of blue cheese; also honey mustard instead of Dijon in the dressing. Both my husband and I thought it was very good and would definitely make again! nice and refreshing.
Jan 28, 2012
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Dec 21, 2010
This salad is addicting! I had been looking for a recipe like this, and this is a keeper! The flavors blend very well. I used a mix of spinach & spring mix so my kids would eat it, too.
Oct 24, 2009
Excellent in presentation, dressing taste--nice change from strawberries, mandarin oranges.
Apr 17, 2007
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