A Fresh Blueberry-Salad Recipe From Chef Jeff

by The Z Living Editors
07/20/17
  • Total Time: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 2 Mins
  • Prep: 8 Mins
  • Serves: 2
  • Level: Beginner

This fresh blueberry salad recipe from chef Jeff Henderson and our popular cooking show Flip My Food works wonderfully to complement any sunny afternoon, or summer barbecue. Take advantage of the season's great produce, and create a tasteful and healthy meal for your friends, your family, and yourself. 

For this dish, chef Jeff mixes some fresh spinach with avocados, blueberries, and other garden favorites—a vegan summer recipe with plenty of fiber and nutrients, topped with a tasty poppy seed dressingCheck out more about Flip My Food with Chef Jeff here and find out where to watch the show. 

Ingredients:


Salad
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach or other greens, stems removed
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 ½ avocado, diced
  • 2 ½ ounces Gorgonzola cheese (vegans may sub out, or replace with non-dairy gorgonzola)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • Optional: Add peaches, apples, or other fruit too!
Poppy Seed Dressing
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure local honey (vegans substitute agave nectar) 
  • 1 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 pinch of ground dry mustard
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. For the dressing, shake all ingredients together in a mason jar.
  2. Gently toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing. Serve immediately.

Alterations For Vegan & Plant-Based Diets:


Obviously salads are one of the hallmarks of vegan diets, and whole food, plant-based diets. For the most part, this blueberry salad recipe is plant-based, but the gorgonzola cheese does land in a no-fly zone of sorts for those who have cut out dairy. You can just skip it, or there are also dairy-free gorgonzola recipes out there, to help you turn this into a plant-based-friendly recipe. For it to work as a vegan recipe, skip or swap out the gorgonzola as well, and trade out honey (an animal product) for a vegan-friendly substitute like agave. 

New to the whole-food, plant-based diet? Host JD Roth of our original series The Big Fat Truth swears by it, and prescribes it to all of the guests on his show. The results are extraordinary. 


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