Green Salad Chiffonade with Blueberries


My blueberry kick is turning into an obsession (see blueberries, below). I’ve been eating almost a pint a day in various dishes–plain, pancakes, muffins, fruit salad, cereal, and now green salads. It’s wonderful. I highly recommend it. The sweetness is refreshing combined with a tiny hint of bitter from the greens, and the sourness of the lemon.  Blueberries are even a great source of antioxidants that protect against a range of diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.

Green Salad Chiffonade with Blueberries

2 c mild greens (I used green leaf lettuce and a little mustard spinach), cut horizontally in strips
1 small carrot, shredded
1 large sprig mint, minced
2/3 c blueberries
5-6 cherries
2 t lemon juice
2 t peanut oil
Hint of cinnamon
Black pepper to taste
Optional: ~ 1 oz chopped, toasted nuts

Layer the greens, mint, carrots, and fruit in a bowl. Mix together the lemon juice, oil, cinnamon, and black pepper to make the dressing. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and top with nuts, if using. Enjoy!

What’s a chiffonade?

Linked to: Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Simple Lives Thursdays, Seasonal Sunday, Grow Your Own June 2011

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6 thoughts on “Green Salad Chiffonade with Blueberries

  1. Great idea to put blueberries in a salad! Although I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to blueberries and best enjoy them plain (usually by the carton in the summertime), it is always nice to find new uses for an old friend.

    Although the fruit in France right now is fantastic, with colorful strawberries, melons, cherries, and apricots, the blueberries (called myrtilles) are a sad case, only available in tiny containers and extremely overpriced. Sigh, I guess I’ll just have to make a trip to the East coast soon…

    Thanks again for the recipe!

  2. I actually haven’t ever tried blueberries in my salad! I used watermelon the other day, and it was DELICIOUS. Watermelon + blueberries + lettuce I bet would be a good combination. Thanks for the mention as well!

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