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Blueberry Romaine Salad Recipe

Blueberry Romaine Salad Recipe

I love to bring this delicious salad to school gatherings. The homemade dressing couldn't be simpler, so I whip it up in advance and just give it a quick toss with the other ingredients when I get to any event. —Kris Bristol, Charlotte, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. To serve, pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 443 calories, 40g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Blueberry Romaine Salad

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MamaTricia User ID: 5697798 253161
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"When I first saw this recipe, I found the ingredients intriguing (that's what drew me to it). I decided to try it and my husband and cannot get enough of this salad - one of the best combination of flavors we have ever tasted. I make this 2-3 per month and it's great in the summer!"

jinlorenza User ID: 6641107 252258
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"Really good! A great combination of flavors. Will make again!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5952974 228550
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"SO GOOD! This is a wonderful salad for summer. Due to on hand ingredients, I subbed walnuts for cashews, and olive oil for canola. I also tossed in some sliced strawberries with my blueberries. The dressing and salad ingredients are a perfect refreshing match. I will definitely make this again. One thing, it does get a bit soggy fast, so don't dress the salad until you are ready to eat. We had it last night with grilled steak and grilled corn on the cob, I made another salad for lunch today. Mmmm."

listenleenie User ID: 4183740 226772
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Refreshing and different. Loved it.

Note for jorgesqtpie...just have a bowl of hearts of Romaine and call it a day."

ellashaw User ID: 5561137 224846
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"This looks good and I would like to make it but Can someone please explain to me why the calorie count is so high for one cup of salad? This just doesn't seem right. I didn't want to give it a rating since I haven't made it but they wouldn't let me submit this question without a rating."

swinny User ID: 1858482 224203
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"We had this salad on Easter Sunday and it was delish with ham."

tcarver User ID: 5663692 219656
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Best dressing."

abby_girl User ID: 4821627 197157
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"What a lot of you are forgetting is that there's healthy fats in nuts and if you don't like the dressing you can always skip it or use less of it."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 192463
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"This is wonderful!!! My husband wasn't so sure about it at first, but the more he ate, the more I heard, "mmmmmmmm!" Flavors come together beautifully. I might used salted cashews the next time."

janetvinyard User ID: 4418529 195533
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"I made this tonight with North Carolina blueberries fresh from the roadside produce market. I used grapeseed oil instead of canola oil. This salad is great - we loved it! The ingredients go so well together & the dressing was the perfect complement to the other ingredients. Thank you!"

qstick79 User ID: 7337762 117991
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"I didn't change a thing and my whole family who are picky eaters....loved this salad! Even my 5 year old granddaughter, who usually isn't crazy about blueberries!!! Took it to a work potluck and had many people requesting the recipe!!!"

sddeck User ID: 7279512 117989
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"EVERYONE LOVED IT, including my 18mo & 3yr old!!"

AnnieS7676 User ID: 6298529 150635
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Yum! I changed the oil, due to health reasons, used EVOO. Just the right amount of sweet tart. Have you tried this with strawberries and almonds?"

overtime111 User ID: 1810111 212637
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Wow your salad sounds delicious and I just added it to my recipe box. But unlike some reviewers I am not going to change a thing,nope just gonna eat it and not worry about gaining an oz. or two I'll just ride my bike an extra mile next time."

jorgesqtpie User ID: 201637 124079
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Wow, people should actually read the servings (8) for this salad. One cup of oil is not a lot for a salad that serves 8 but, I would swap out Canola oil and use EVOO which is much more healthy, also, I would leave out the sugar, cashews and cheese, which are extremely fattening!!! Fresh blueberries are so very sweet, why add more sugar calories? There are so many ways to make this much healthier for you, although, as an R.N., 40 g of fat, for myself anyway, is twice as many fat grams than I should consume for an entire day.........that is just my opinion and here are a few suggestions. I only use rice wine vinegar which has a great sweet taste, yet not over-powering, it has 0 calories and 0 grams of fat and I prefer a real salad, w/o cheese, nuts, etc. When I am back in Jersey where I was born and raised, I may splurge for a very small antipasto, in my Italian neighborhood, but w/o the meat.........I am only giving this a 3 star rating due to the way I would make it! :)"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 118402
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

" I have made this and it is refreshing and worth the little effort it takes to make."

Lorrine User ID: 855261 195530
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

" I have made this recipe and it is delicious! Add the amount of dressing you like individually!"

alicecosgrove User ID: 6062983 193923
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"I've made this salad for years. I substitute pears for the blueberries and a low fat bottled poppy seed dressing to reduce the fat as well as low fat shredded Swiss cheese. Always a hit and everyone asks for the recipe!"

Lissys5angels User ID: 7540107 185022
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"There is also fat in the cashews, almonds or walnuts may be a better choice...I am def trying this for lunch tomorrow. Remember, you make your recipes however you like them, I change mine up a lot for health reasons. I won't add the oil, and I use Mozz cheese and minus the sugar. We will see how it turns out. IT sounds delish!!"

SandiLove User ID: 7681464 124078
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"The salad looked great until I read the fat content. Way too much dressing. I would use a lower fat cheese and maybe coconut oil and way less too. I would also use less sugar, or maybe try using honey."

bubbles1129 User ID: 6494166 193921
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"After you make the dressing, pour what you want on salad, and save the rest for another time !!"

AustinCFoster User ID: 5165165 212636
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"Too much dressing... That's a very high calorie salad and enough dressing to drown the other ingredients, so I agree half the dressing would be plenty. Probably half the nuts too."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1071527 118401
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"This stuff is so good!"

Juliev320 User ID: 6277608 133593
Reviewed May. 18, 2013 Edited Sep. 11, 2014

"My daughter made this when we stayed at her house and declared it her new best salad. I am going to make it myself today. We decided that you could make only half of the dressing. Made it for a baby shower and it got rave reviews"

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