Thursday, July 23, 2015
Blueberry and Mandarin Orange Salad
This recipe is adapted from Georgia Blueberries . Not sure where the blueberries I bought on sale are from but I know that when we move to Florida I'm looking forward to the Wellborn Blueberry Festival which is held in June.
I didn't have a red onion and since it is a Georgia recipe I subbed a Vidalia onion.
All my pecans are in Florida so I subbed chickpeas to the salad.
1 head lettuce - I used a bag of mixed greens
1/2 cup blueberries
½ cup mandarin orange segments
1/2 cup chickpeas- rinsed
Vidalia onion- cut into rings
1 cup Georgia blueberries
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbl. juice from 11 oz. mandarin orange can
Place blueberries, balsamic vinegar and juice from the mandarin can into blender. Blend until smooth, streaming in the olive oil while the blender is running. Continue blending until emulsified.
Note- this is a tart dressing. If you like sweeter add sugar or sugar substitute to taste.
Chop lettuce. Mix with blueberries, orange segments, onions and chickpeas.
Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss.
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