Every year I look forward to blueberry season, so I can enjoy these tasty little antioxidant rich berries. I always buy extra when they are at their peak, so that I can freeze some to use in smoothies after the season. Of course, I also incorporate them into meals during the season as much as possible. Of course, I snack on them, too.
A salad is a great way to enjoy blueberries at lunch of dinner as a main dish or side. This one only takes a few minutes to prepare, even with a homemade salad dressing. I especially like the way the flavors of the tangy blue cheese and the sweet berries balance each other out for a satisfying meal.
Blueberry Blue Cheese Salad
5 oz. Pkg. Baby Spinach
1/2 cup Blueberries
1/3 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Blueberries
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2T Balsamic Vinegar
In a large salad bowl, crush blueberries with the back of a spoon. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mix thoroughly.
Add spinach and blueberries to the bowl. Toss together until vinaigrette is evenly distributed.
Top with crumbled blue cheese.
Check out my other vegetarian recipes, so you can get more kitchen inspiration.