Summer Salad with Blueberries, Strawberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

My favorite summertime salads are easy, fresh, and flavorful. I love adding blueberries and strawberries to a salad capturing the freshness of summer fruits. Rich, pungent blue cheese and a tangy lemon vinaigrette enhance the flavor.


2 cups salad greens, I used Spring mix

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans

1/2 cup blue cheese

Lemon Vinaigrette 

1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste

3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place salad greens on a large plate. Top with blueberries, strawberries, pecans, and blue cheese. Serve with lemon vinaigrette.

Lemon Vinaigrette

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, and fine sea salt, whisking until the sugar and salt dissolve. Add 3 tablespoons of the oil in a slow stream, constantly whisking until the dressing is well blended. Season with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. If desired, whisk in the remaining oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly. DO AHEAD: The vinaigrette can be prepared ahead and refrigerated, in an airtight container, up to 3 days.



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