Spinach Blueberry Salad

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Blueberries are used as a salad topping and as a base for the dressing in this bright and colorful antioxidant salad! (Sponsored by Dole.)

I know a lot of folks think salads are boring, but in case you were wondering I’m not one of those people. I eat at least one salad every day and sometimes I’ll have two a day. They never really get old.

Antioxidant Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing #vegan #healthy #plantbased

Plus, they are so easy to toss together and you can literally make a million different combos. At some point I really want to write a salad cookbook or open a salad shop. Although, most of my favorite salads involve throwing anything and everything we have in the fridge on top of a bed of greens, drizzling on a little dressing, sprinkling on some nuts and seeds and calling it a salad. Sooo…. the cookbook/shop could get a little interesting. 😉

That said, sometimes I do have a plan when making salads. For instance, the one I’m sharing today. I wanted a nutrient-dense, plant-based salad that combined Dole’s fresh blueberries and baby spinach. It had to be big (my salad motto = go big or go home), flavorful, colorful, filling and delicious (duh!).

Antioxidant Power Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing #vegan #healthy #plantbased

The final result totally fits the bill. It’s packed with seasonal produce and combines a variety of flavors and textures. From the fresh berries to the creamy avocado, chewy raisins and the crunchy cucumbers and sunflower seeds — no two bites are the same.

Antioxidant Power Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing #vegan #healthy #plantbased

And the dressing…. oh man, it has a vibrant hue, a rich and creamy texture and a hint of sweetness. The blueberries and tahini work so well together!

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better… you’ll be happy to know that blueberries are loaded with phytonutrients which function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. The antioxidants in blueberries help fight off cancer, age related memory loss and keep your skin looking young.

I never want blueberry season to end!

Antioxidant Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing #vegan #healthy #plantbased

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Spinach Blueberry Salad

4 from 4 votes
Antioxidant-rich blueberries are used as a salad topping and as a base for the dressing in this bright and colorful summer salad!
Antioxidant Salad with Blueberry Tahini Dressing, spinach salad with avocado, berries and nuts.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Dole baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted and salted sunflower seeds

Blueberry Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Dole blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • sea salt, to taste
  • water, if needed

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients for the dressing into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. The dressing should be thick, but if the texture is too thick for you add a little water (starting with 1-2 teaspoons).
  • Prepare two salads by starting with a bed of baby spinach and adding the toppings in the order listed. Drizzle dressing over both salads and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad Calories: 332kcal Carbohydrates: 36g Protein: 8g Fat: 18g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 16g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry salad

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    15 comments
    1. Suruchi Jain
      February 1, 2021 AT 2:58 am

      5 stars
      This was sooo good! The dressing is beautiful and delicious.
      Dried Blueberries

    2. Laura Tompkins
      October 1, 2020 AT 6:29 pm

      5 stars
      This is YUMMY but the dressing needs to be doubled for the 2 servings. With 2 cups of spinach each, we both wished we had more dressing.

      How long will this dressing keep?

      Thanks Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2020 AT 11:23 pm

        Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed this salad still! The dressing should last about a week in the fridge. 🙂

    3. Allie @alliewellness
      August 20, 2020 AT 8:26 pm

      5 stars
      This was sooo good! The dressing is beautiful and delicious – who doesn’t love blueberries and tahini!? So light and refreshing – a perfect summer salad!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 21, 2020 AT 2:27 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this salad, Allie. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    4. Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
      July 30, 2015 AT 10:59 am

      Bloobs and tahini?! Can we go ahead and call that blueberry hummus?! Dreamy!!

    5. Sophie
      July 30, 2015 AT 4:54 am

      I love the idea of this dressing! As much as I love fruit in salads, I’ve never thought to incorporate them right into a dressing – and plus tahini? Yes please!

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