We love adding fruits to our tossed salad. Fruits like blueberries or strawberries add so much flavor and that extra boost of nutrients! This Cucumber Blueberry Salad will become a favorite. And it’s so simple to add your favorite fruits to any salad.
Make this Beautiful Cucumber Blueberry Salad – Delicious and Nutritious – with fresh Feta Cheese
Learn how to make this nutritious salad for lunch or dinner that is loaded with nutrients – yet super delicious all year round! Fresh and refreshing – perfect summer salad for a light meal, top with your choice of seasoned protein like chicken or salmon for a complete dinner.
You will love the delicious flavors in this healthy salad with cucumber, fresh blueberries and feta cheese. It all starts with a bed of fresh romaine lettuce and green leaf lettuce, cleaned, dried and chopped. Both of these lettuce choices will give you a healthy dose of Vitamin K and Vitamin A.
Hints and Tips for Making a Healthy and Delicious Blueberry Salad
- If possible, try and purchase organic blueberries. Toss your blueberries in a small sink colander and spray lightly with your sink sprayer. Let the blueberries dry before adding to your salad. You can sprinkle blueberries lightly with either salt or sugar.
- Definitely try and buy organic cucumbers if you enjoy eating them unpeeled. If you peel your cucumbers, it’s a bit safer to go with the non-organic. If the price isn’t significantly different, always go with organic whenever possible.
Make this healthy salad loaded with nutrients from the lettuce, cucumbers and blueberries.
- 8 cups romaine lettuce and green leaf lettuce Or use Spring Mix Blend
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 pint fresh blueberries, cleaned and dried
- 1 cup feta cheese chunks
Wash the lettuce and let dry. Make sure the lettuce is dry before adding to a large bowl or platter. Toss lettuce with salt & pepper.
Mix half of the cucumbers and blueberries in with the salad.
Put the rest of the cucumbers and blueberries, along with the feta cheese on top of the salad.
Sprinkle top lightly with salt and pepper.
Scoop the Seeds out of Your Cucumbers
If you buy regular cucumbers, you can easily remove the seeds by scraping gently with a spoon. Wash the cucumbers thoroughly before handling. Slice the cucumbers in half longways. Scrape a spoon down the center of the cucumber to remove the seeds.
We like to slice the cucumbers into smaller chunks and then lightly salt.
Use Fresh Feta Cheese if Possible
We love using a block of fresh feta cheese and then cutting it into small pieces as needed. You can also buy crumbled feta cheese that is a little cheaper in cost. If you purchase the block of fresh feta, store in an airtight container in your fridge.
This is also a great salad to prepare when you find those plump blueberries at your favorite farmer’s market and you need to use them up!
What Salad Dressing Works Best with This Salad –
We think your favorite dressing is the best way to dress up this salad. We love going with a creamy buttermilk ranch, but also a balsamic Italian will work well too.
Simple Honey Balsamic Dressing –
Mix Together –
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Additions to a Healthy Blueberry Salad
Sliced Fresh Strawberries – filled with vitamin C
Sliced Peaches – filled with Vitamin C
Apple Slices – using your favorite apples
Blue Cheese – Crumbled blue cheese
Walnuts – use chopped walnuts
Mixed Greens – Spring mix – organic if possible
Fresh Spinach – Leaf or Baby Spinach
Salads are a delicious and healthy way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Almost every fruit can easily be added to your dinner or lunch salad.
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