Blueberry and Avocado Salad

The day after Thanksgiving seems like a good time to post a healthy, light salad! On the off chance you ate too much yesterday and need to lighten it up today, I present The Blueberry and  Avocado Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
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Blueberry and Avocado Salad

The Salad:

Organic baby arugula tossed with purple grapes, avocado, blueberries, feta and nuts all drizzled in a lovely white balsamic vinaigrette! This salad tastes as good as it looks, maybe better!
Blueberry and Avocado Salad

 

Simple or Fancy:

You can keep this salad assembly only by using raw pecans or make it a little more fancy by caramelizing them. Click here for a tutorial.

Blueberry and Avocado Salad

The Dressing:

You may be able to find a quality white balsamic at a store near you. I use my favorite white balsamic, Prelibato White Balsamic Vinegar, and whisk it with olive oil and raw honey. I kid you not when I say this vinegar is so smooth and creamy you could drink it straight out of the bottle!

Blueberry and Avocado Salad

Drizzled on a bed of peppery arugula sweetened with berries and grapes this dressing is perfection. And as a Californian it is my civic duty to add avocados to everything!

Blueberry and Avocado Salad

 

Blueberry and Avocado Salad

The Recipe: The Blueberry Avocado Salad

Tips and what you will need: Use the best and freshest produce. When a recipe calls for so few ingredients they all need to be top notch! I recommend Prelibato White Balsamic Vinegar from Italy! If you would like to caramelize the pecans you can see the recipe and video tutorial here. Paleo and Whole 30 friends omit the cheese and honey.

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Blueberry and Avocado Salad

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Yield 4 -6

A light, healthy, easy to assemble salad for all occasions!

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 4 cups organic baby arugula
  • half a cup fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced small
  • handful raw pecans (or caramelized, recipe in summary above)
  • Crumbled Feta or soft goat cheese (optional, omit if living dairy free)

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey (optional, paleo and Whole 30 skip it!)
  • pinch sea salt
  • few turns freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Salad: Place greens, fruit, avocado, nuts and cheese on a platter. Dress lightly and toss.
  2. Dressing: Place all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and whisk till well combined. Dress salad. Save extra dressing in fridge for up to 10 days.

Courses Salad

Enjoy friends! ~ Linda Spiker

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22 thoughts on “Blueberry and Avocado Salad

    • Hi Sharon! White balsamic vinegar is made from white grapes and aged in wooden vats just like traditional balsamic. Because balsamic vinegars are fermented they are healthy for the belly. But like everything we consume quality of ingredients is important as well as the knowledge that goes into the aging process. The Malpighi family of Italy is know for their fine vinegars.

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