Blueberry Balsamic Summer Salad

Imagine that you are sitting on a deck overlooking the ocean, enjoying some time away from the everyday with your family. Now imagine that your entire family is sitting on this deck together enjoying a delicious dinner together after a fun day on the beach. And to take it a step further, imagine your family enjoying a delicious Blueberry Balsamic Salad, some tasty grilled chicken and freshly sliced watermelon together. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

Let me reel you back in for a moment to talk about the purpose of this post. First, let’s rewind to my mention of that tasty Blueberry Balsamic Salad. Sweet and tart all in one bite and oh-so-fresh. I love to bring this salad to all of my summer cookouts and family gatherings because it really does scream summer. The white balsamic vinegar offers a cleaner and crisp taste over a traditional balsamic vinegar. It complements the sweetness of the blueberries and brings together all of the flavors on your palate to satisfy all of your summer flavor cravings.

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Whether you’re on a deck overlooking the ocean or in your back yard enjoying dinner with your family, I highly recommend bringing my Blueberry Balsamic Salad to your table. Enjoy it as a side with your grilled dinner or add grilled chicken to the top of it for the perfect combination of summer flavors. And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win big this summer with Litehouse and Simply Artisan Reserve!

Blueberry Balsamic Summer Salad

Serves 4 | Finish in 15 minutes
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The sweetness of fresh summer blueberries combined with the tart flavor of white balsamic vinegar come together to form the perfect summer salad combination.

Ingredients

6 cups leafy spring mix

½ cup blueberries

¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

1/3 cup almond slivers

Feta Cheese Crumbles

 

For the dressing:

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the spring mix, blueberries, red onion and almond slivers.

2. Prepare the dressing by combining the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and pepper in a small measuring cup. Whisk to combine ingredients.

3. Drizzle the salad dressing over the salad mix and toss the salad to coat. Sprinkle the Feta Cheese Crumbles on top of the salad to your liking and serve immediately.


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