True Blue Salad

Blueberries make two appearances in this summer side-dish. The dressing is made with a homemade blueberry vinegar and additional fresh berries are tossed with the greens and blue cheese.

Start To Finish Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Blueberry Vinegar (see recipe below)

  • 2 tablespoon walnut oil or extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

  • 4 cup torn mixed greens

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • ½ cup walnut halves, lightly toasted

  • ¼ cup crumbled Stilton or blue cheese (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or thinly sliced green onion tops

  • Fresh blossoming chives (optional)

Blueberry Vinegar

  • 1 ½ cup blueberries

  • 1 cup sweetened rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

Dressing:

  1. For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine Blueberry Vinegar, walnut or olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Chill, if desired. Makes 1/3 cup.

Salad:

  1. Combine greens, blueberries, walnut halves, cheese, and snipped chives or green onion tops in a large bowl. Pour half of the dressing over salad. Toss lightly to coat. Divide salad mixture evenly among four bowls. If desired, garnish with fresh blossoming chives. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

Blueberry Vinegar

  1. Combine 3/4 cup blueberries with sweetened rice vinegar in a stainless-steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in honey. Remove from heat. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a clean pint jar or bottle. Pour mixture through, pressing gently with the back of a serving spoon to express liquid. Discard remaining solids. Add another 3/4 cup blueberries to the jar or bottle. Cover tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and tightly seal with a metal lid). Store vinegar in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Before using vinegar, drain and discard berries. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 44%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.