Blueberries and peaches aren’t just for desserts! They are amazing in salads too! I love this blueberry spinach salad with its combination of sweet and savory all topped off with candied pecans and blue cheese. This is a salad you need to try while the blueberries and peaches are fresh and juicy.
- 6 oz baby spinach, about 6 cups
- 2 peaches, cut into 1/2 inch dice
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup glazed pecans
- 4 oz blue cheese, or goat cheese
- Blueberry Vinaigrette, see notes for link
In a large bowl, combine baby spinach, peaches , and blueberries. Pour some of the dressing over the salad and toss until greens are well-coated, adding more as needed. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the pecans and crumbled goat cheese over top and serve.
- Calories are, as always, an estimate. Calories are for the salad only. Dressing calories are separate and depend on what dressing you use.
- I used Simple Maple Glazed Pecans for the recipe.
- I prefer the blue cheese in the salad, but goat cheese would be good too. Though, I will note that if you like blue cheese in salads, using blue will hit it out of the park.
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp chopped shallots
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
Dressing will separate if left to sit. Shake well before using. Use the dressing within 3 days.
Maple Glazed Pecans:
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/2 tbsp salted butter, or coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spread out the pecans on a baking sheet and bake the pecans for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Melt the butter (or coconut oil) in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the pecans and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes, or until the pecans are shiny. Then add the maple syrup and cook, stirring frequently, until the syrup is absorbed into the nuts, another 2-3 minutes.
Lightly coat the baking sheet with a little oil. Turn out the pecans onto the baking sheet, breaking up any clumps. Allow the nuts to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or transfer to a sealed container and store for 2-3 weeks.