It's blueberry season again, and although I eat them year round in great quantities, they are a real treat when they are fresh and local. Perfect just for snacking on, served up with your morning cereal, included in baked treats or even featured in salads, as I have done here, they are my berry of choice. With the recent heat wave, eating light with little heat emanating from the oven or stove-top is often the way to go.
I was recently sent a selection of blueberry recipes featured on the U.S Highbush Blueberry site. With so many tempting recipes to choose from, I think it was the heat and the intriguing blend of flavors included in this salad that resulted in this one landing on the table first.
Everything is here. Creamy and tangy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts, crisp salad greens, vibrant fresh blueberries, earthy and succulent mushrooms (my addition) all dressed up in a simple yet lively balsamic vinaigrette. Apart from the ease of preparation, it's a lovely salad in appearance in addition to a treat to the palate. Canada Day is past now, but those in the U.S. might want to consider dressing up their tables this July 4th weekend with this beauty. For that matter, this salad is perfect for any occasion or just as a simple but fabulous light lunch or side for dinner. I think it goes without saying it's also packed full of nutrition.
|Blueberry and Goat Cheese Salad with Mushrooms|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Published on July 3, 2014
Simple and colorful summer salad of greens with fresh plump blueberries, toasted walnuts and soft tangy goat cheese drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette
Other recipes featuring blueberries you may enjoy:
Baked Whole-Wheat Strawberry and Blueberry Pancakes
Pomegranate & Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie
Red Cabbage with Mushrooms and Blueberries
This is my submission to No Croutons Required this month and also Jac's bookmarked recipes.
On the top of the reading stack: Vegan for Fun - Modern vegetarian cuisine by Attila Hildmann
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