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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The Blueberry and Avocado 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! Learn to slice an avocado like a pro here.
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.
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!
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!
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.
A light, healthy, easy to assemble salad for all occasions!
- 4 cups organic baby arugula
- half a cup fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup grapes, sliced in half
- 1 ripe avocado, diced small
- handful caramelized or raw pecans
- Crumbled Feta or soft goat cheese (optional)
- 1/2 cup quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup white balsamic
- 1 tablespoons raw honey )optional, paleo and Whole 30 skip it!)
- pinch sea salt
- few turns freshly ground pepper
Salad: Place greens, fruit, avocado, nuts and cheese on a platter. Dress lightly and toss.
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.
Enjoy friends! ~ Linda Spiker
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This looks lovely. That white balsamic is new to me and looks lively and earthy all at once! Thanks for letting us know about the Blendtec deal, cool!
This white balsamic is just the best!
This salad looks delicious! I love the blueberries in it, I’m a huge fan of fruit in salads.
White balsamic is my new favorite vinegar and this looks outstanding! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂
Isn’t it yummy!
love the combo sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it
I love the combination of the sweet blueberries against the peppery arugula! And I really love those salad tongs!
You had me at the blueberries and the white balsamic vinegar…
Haven’t tried white balsamic yet! Thanks for feeding my recipe-collecting addiction. 🙂
At least your drug of choice is healthy:)
I’m right with you with the avocado love! What a fresh looking salad. Just what I need after indulging in our Thanksgiving feast!
I love avocados. I have never once thought to pair them with blueberries! Can’t wait to try it!
You had me at avocado, what a beautiful salad!
Yum!! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Love new ideas!
Ooh! This looks so good. You always have the best ideas!
Well I don’t know about ‘always’…lol, but thanks!
This looks amazing!! I would have never thought to pair the together, but it sounds divine!
Oh very interesting, I didn’t know that there is a white balsamic vinegar. I wonder if white balsamic vinegar is healthier & cleaner than regular balsamic vinegar?
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.
Linda where can I purchase the white balsamic vinegar? Are you still selling your balsamics’ from your cooking classes.
Hi Debbie! I linked to the vinegar in the blog post! You can click the link and amazon will deliver to your door. I have moved to Wa state! Hope all is well with you:)
This is a big hit whenever, wherever I make it. People immediately ask me for the recipe. I religiously send people here ALL the time. My personal favorite too!
About how many does this serve? I am making for 50 women. Thank you!
This recipe feeds 4-6 🙂
P.S> and need to know who much more to make!