Spring Salad #BlueBerryToss #FWcon

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Spring is the best time of year for salads. This one is packed with flavor; pickled blueberries, fennel, goat cheese, and pine nuts. What’s not to love!
Spring Salad With Pickled Blueberries 5 (Small)

When I saw there was another recipe contest for the Food Wine Conference I knew I had to enter. This one features one of the sponsor brands, Wish Farms, known for their awesome berries. I love adding fruit to my salads, but sometimes I find they make it too sweet. I decided to pickle my Florida blueberries, they made the perfect addition to my salad.

Spring Salad

Spring Salad

I am obsessed with pickles and all sorts of pickled vegetables. For me pickled red onions are a must in salads, love that pop of acidity. To save time I pickled the blueberries and red onions at the same time in the same liquid. I brought equal parts red wine vinegar and water to a boil and then poured the liquid over sliced red onion and fresh blueberries. Some of the onion flavor infused into the blueberries giving them an amazing savory quality.

Spring Salad With Pickled Blueberries 2 (Small)

I love to have lots of components to my salads, so in addition to the pickled onions and blueberries I added shaved cucumbers and fennel. I love putting raw fennel in salads, it adds such a freshness. In addition to the bulb the fennel fronds are also edible, I used the fronds and some parsley leaves to provide an herbaceous note to the salad. A good salad definitely needs some good textures so I finished mine with crunchy pine nuts and creamy goat cheese. To help more the goat cheese flavor pop even more I tossed my spring salad in my Balsamic Goat Cheese dressing.

Spring Salad With Pickled Blueberries 4

Spring Salad #BlueBerryToss #FWcon
 
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Ingredients
  • Green Leafy Lettuce
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Pickled Blueberries
  • Shaved Fennel
  • Shaved Cucumbers
  • Parsley Leaves
  • Fennel Fronds
  • Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • Pine Nuts
  • Balsamic Goat Cheese Dressing
Instructions
  1. Toss vegetables in salad dressing
  2. Top with pine nuts and goat cheese

 

 

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