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Red, White, & Blueberry Salad

with Goat Cheese, Pinons, and a Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Dressing

Red, White & Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Pinons

My foodie friend Justine over at Full Belly Sisters has been making red, white and blue foods like crazy lately … which got me thinking … I need to make a red, white and blue salad! It’s been in my head for a week, waiting to come to life. I’m so glad I finally took time to make it today (even though my son was upset with me for making something for myself since we had agreed to go out for lunch today … hey, it’s just a salad!)

Besides being just the right colors for the 4th of July, it’s got just the right mix of sweet, creamy, tangy and crunchy to make a super-delicious salad. Tangy goat cheese pairs so well with berries, sweet onions kick up the flavor just slightly, the pinons add a soft crunch and a slight sweet nutty flavor, and the lime and ginger yogurt dressing takes it over the top.

Red, White & Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pinons

And you know what else? Before eating this salad, I felt tired and run down. But AFTER eating this delectable salad, my body felt so refreshed, revived, ready to go! Besides, all those gorgeous colors are a feast for the eyes …

Red, White & Blueberry Salad

with Goat Cheese, Pinons, and a Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Dressing

  • Mixed Greens
  • Fresh Strawberries, washed and sliced
  • Fresh Sweet Blueberries, washed
  • Sweet onion, sliced  and roughly chopped
  • Pinon nuts and/or almond slices, lightly toasted
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Salad Dressing (recipe below0
Fill the bowl most of the way full of mixed greens. Arrange/tuck a bunch of sliced strawberries and fresh whole blueberries amongst the greens, then sprinkle on the nuts and crumbles of goat cheese . Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Red, White & Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pinons

Honey Ginger Lime Yogurt Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until they are well mixed. Keep any leftover dressing in a covered container in the fridge.

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Pinons

By the way, Justine at Full Belly Sisters made a Red, White & Blue Salad too! Go check out her version.

This recipe was shared at Patriotic Potluck, Summer Salad SundaysScrumptious SundaysManic Mondays and Trick or Treat Tuesdays.

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7 responses

  1. Looks beautiful and sounds delicious! Perfect for the 4th!

    July 1, 2012 at 9:54 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Alicia! It was totally delicious … I’ll have to make another one for the 4th :)

      July 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

  2. Gorgeous! I even adore the blue bowl :-)

    And many thanks for the shout-out – really appreciate it!

    July 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  3. You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Ann! (Though I would have to leave out the raw onion, but that is my hang-up)

    July 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    • Ann

      Brianne, I am SO glad that you do … it’s ok with me if you leave out the onion. Just pass yours over to me and I’ll put it on my salad. I love onions :)

      July 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  4. Pingback: 4th of July Fruit Kebabs with Dipping Sauces « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  5. You have the best salads! Love this one too! Looks super tasty, and I love the sound of that dressing. Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays.

    July 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

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