With all the great produce that summer has to offer there is nothing better than a delicious salad full of crunchy veggies and sweet berries topped with an amazing blueberry vinaigrette.
1 English cucumber, sliced
1 red bell pepper, quartered and then sliced
1/2 pint blueberries
12 ounces strawberries, quartered
1 bunch of radishes, sliced thinly (use a mandolin or V slicer)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 package of baby spring greens
Once you have cut all the produce just through all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
The best part of this salad is the amazing blueberry vinaigrette. We discovered this recipe after we came back from our local you-pick blueberry farm and realized we needed something to do with six pounds of blueberries. A Veggie Venture blog recipe came to our rescue. We have changed the recipe a tiny bit, for the original just click here: Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe.
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (freshly picked is best)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced onion
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons blueberry juice (POM blueberry juice is good)
In your blender, mix the blueberries, garlic, onion, red wine vinegar, and juice together. Once the mixture has been liquified drizzle in the olive oil, whip in blender until combined. That’s it, the best dressing you will ever make, seriously. A word of warning, the vinaigrette will turn into a jello like mass if you don’t use it right away, if this happens just add more juice and spin it up in the blender, or eat it with a spoon while your husband is distracted.
Drizzle the vinaigrette onto the summer salad and enjoy! This salad pairs perfectly with our Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings.