Friday, June 22, 2012

Blueberry & Cucumber Salad with Feta


Blueberry & Cucumber Salad with Feta
Blueberries are approaching their peak right now and cucumbers, lettuce, mint and green onions are being harvested from the garden. This salad is a refreshing crunch with a panoply of tastes. The mild flavor of blueberries mellows that of the salty feta and sharp-tasting mint.

The blueberries add a generous portion of antioxidants to the nutritional benefits of this salad. If you want to maximize the antioxidants make sure you purchase organic blueberries.

In addition, blueberries have a low glycemic index meaning they have a lower influence on sugar levels than many fruits. Also freezing blueberries does not damage or lower their antioxidant levels.
If you're looking for more recipes with blueberries, don't miss the wildly popular and delicious Blueberry Pie recipe.

Gather the produce and dressing ingredients for this simple recipe.
Mix the dressing ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.
Toss all ingredients and serve.

Blueberry & Cucumber Salad with Feta

From Wall Street Journal
Yield 4 - 6 servings

Category Salad
Cuisine Healthy, Vegetarian

Ingredients
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cidar vinegar
1 tsp raw honey
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
3 heaping C blueberries, washed
2 cucumbers
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 heart of lettuce, chopped
2 C lightly packed mint leaves
1 C crumbled feta

Directions
1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
2. Peel cucumbers, cut lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Cut into 1/2-inch diagonal pieces.
3. Combine blueberries, cucumbers, green onions, lettuce and mint in a large bowl.
4. Drizzle dressing over salad, toss and serve sprinkled with feta cheese.

What's your favorite salad with contrasting flavors?

Also linked at Summer Salad Sundays.

2 comments:

  1. Blueberries are great in salad, and I love your combo with feta, mint and cucumber! Thanks for sharing with Summer Salad Sunday!

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    1. Your welcome, Debbie! Love those salads.

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