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.

Ingredients:

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


Blueberry Vinaigrette:

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. 


Directions:

Chop lettuce.  Mix with blueberries, orange segments, onions and chickpeas. 

 Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss.

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64 comments:

  1. What a pretty salad-and delicious looking too. I love adding fruit to salads...it does something magical...at least I think so. :)

    Can't go wrong with that combination for sure.

    Blueberry picking has begun in Robin's town....so I know what I'll be doing in the not too distant future. I do LOVE blueberries in all kinds of dishes...both savory and sweet.

    Thanks Linda!

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    1. No blueberries to pick around here! Will have to wait till we move to Florida for that.

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  2. Blueberries are plentiful here right now and I think your salad is beautiful. I don't think I'd add anything to the dressing as it sounds perfect as is. while I love sweet, it's not always a good thing. Healthy salad needs a healthy dressing, I'd leave the sugar out. this looks Perfect!

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    1. I liked it and hope you do also.

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  3. Beautiful salad. You really make your pictures ready to eat. Blueberries are in style here now, and I am going to share this one for sure.

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  4. This is beautiful to look at and sounds very tasty. I love mandarin oranges and this one is on Sanford would love.

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    1. Let me know what you think of it Paddi

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    2. This is fantastic! We had it with dinner last night. Perfect for a summer evening. We BBQed pork chops and added the strawberry chipotle sauce/jam and wow was it ever delicious! Thanks for sharing both recipes.

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    3. I'm so happy you like it! Thanks for letting me know

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  5. thank you for sharing this wonderful salad at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I pinned and featured you on Facebook and google plus xo

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    1. WOW! THANK YOU!

      What a great way to start my day.( HUGE SMILE)

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  6. I will try this one without the added sweetness. It looks like I can just reach my fork in and get me a taste.

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    1. I saw this recipe and thought of you. I'm always on the lookout for healthy thing for you to make.

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  7. Love this simple recipe. We have SO MANY blueberries right now because we went blueberry picking this week. Happy FF, and enjoy your weekend. :D

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    1. The stores in our area had them on sale and I can't resist a sale! It's really good and hope you enjoy it!

      Linda

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  8. What a delicious salad! We love blueberries here...I definitely want to try this! I was glad to find it at #FoodieFriDIY!

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  9. I can't wait to try this salad and dressing. Thanks for sharing. I am stopping by from Saturday Sharefest

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    1. Let me know what you think Ok

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    2. I posted on the first post so good.

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  11. This is a very pretty dish and would be fun to make and take to Charlie school for Teacher Appreciation Day in May.

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  12. You had me at blueberry! This salad looks pretty darn delicious. When we lived in Florida (panhandle), I always marked my calendar for the blueberry festival in Brewton, AL. Was one of my favorite days of the year. :)

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    1. Jennifer- I just looked it up and when we move to Florida full time I would love to check it out. Have you been to the one in Florida?

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  13. Wow - this salad looks absolutely amazing! I'm stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. It was really good, hope you enjoy it also.

      Linda

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  14. Thank you so much for joining Fiesta Friday. I have never had blueberry dressing and it sound like a must try! The salad looks so pretty :)

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  15. Wow what a nice sale recipe! Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J this week!

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    1. Great light salad. In this heat who wants to cook?

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  16. This looks totally delish, and perfect for summer! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday!

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  17. I'm going to have to try your Blueberry and Mandarin Orange Salad. It looks so mouthwatering during this hot weather.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. Blueberries are the best! This salad and dressing are so tempting:-) Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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  19. What a great summer salad!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you! Hope to see you again on Thursday! Pinned!

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  20. This is such a neat recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  21. I love the flavor combinations in this. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned to my salad board.

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  22. This looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

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    1. It's really good and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  23. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  24. What a beautiful Summer salad! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  25. Gorgeous salad, and such a unique mix of ingredients! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  26. This salad looks delicious I love fruit in a salad - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  27. What a lovely salad, Linda! I like the addition of the chickpeas and the blueberry vinaigrette sounds amazing! This really is perfect for summer. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. Thanks April!

      See you at the party :-)

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  28. I only recently started adding blueberries to my salads. We already love mandarin oranges on salads so perfect pairing. Think the balsamic will put this from okay to wow! Visiting from Home & Garden Thursday. Linda

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  29. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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    1. Thanks for the pin and share Marilyn!

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  30. This Looks and sounds sooo amazing!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hope you like it.

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  31. What a beautiful salad, Linda! I love the blueberry/mandarin combination, and it's so nice the dressing isn't too sweet. Love the addition of the chickpeas too. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

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