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.
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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.
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.