Blueberries are used as a salad topping and as a base for the dressing in this bright and colorful antioxidant salad! (Sponsored by Dole.)
I know a lot of folks think salads are boring, but in case you were wondering I’m not one of those people. I eat at least one salad every day and sometimes I’ll have two a day. They never really get old.
Plus, they are so easy to toss together and you can literally make a million different combos. At some point I really want to write a salad cookbook or open a salad shop. Although, most of my favorite salads involve throwing anything and everything we have in the fridge on top of a bed of greens, drizzling on a little dressing, sprinkling on some nuts and seeds and calling it a salad. Sooo…. the cookbook/shop could get a little interesting. 😉
That said, sometimes I do have a plan when making salads. For instance, the one I’m sharing today. I wanted a nutrient-dense, plant-based salad that combined Dole’s fresh blueberries and baby spinach. It had to be big (my salad motto = go big or go home), flavorful, colorful, filling and delicious (duh!).
The final result totally fits the bill. It’s packed with seasonal produce and combines a variety of flavors and textures. From the fresh berries to the creamy avocado, chewy raisins and the crunchy cucumbers and sunflower seeds — no two bites are the same.
And the dressing…. oh man, it has a vibrant hue, a rich and creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. The blueberries and tahini work so well together!
Just when you thought things couldn’t get better… you’ll be…