My Saturday morning routine consists of sleeping in (which usually means 7:00 am) and then hitting the farmer’s market by 9:00. My husband was out of town this past weekend, so some friends called me up to go to the market and then off to a neighboring town for an old-fashioned car show, where vintage cars and trucks lined the streets. Here are a few of my favorites:
After we finished with the car show, we drove out to their home in the country where I helped put the horses in the pasture, took a few pictures of their chickens, and even came home with a couple dozen farm fresh eggs.
After I arrived home from a very fun-filled day, it was time to make something with the bag of fresh spinach I picked up at the market. I created what I call my “Spinach & Blue” salad. This salad is very quick to put together and makes a colorful display of nutritional yumminess!
Spinach & Blue Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
4-6 cups spinach leaves, washed and torn
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup almonds, toasted
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup blueberries
3 Tbsp honey
salt & pepper to taste
Place ingredients into a blender & blend for 1 minute.
Toast almonds under the broiler until golden brown. Tear spinach and place in a large bowl. Add toasted almonds, blueberries, blue cheese, and toss with blueberry vinaigrette.
I have shared this recipe on the following blogs: ThisGalCooks, MyCulturedPalate, SimplyGlutenAndSugarFree, RealFoodForager, NourishingJoy, CookingTF, GlutenFreeHomemaker, WellFedHomestead, VegetarianMamma, AnnKroeker, Chef-in-Training
Homemade vinaigrettes are the best – so much better than store bought! And this one looks great. Did you mash up the blueberries in your dressing? It doesn’t say so, but your end result looks like that was the case.
Yes, I put it in a blender. I will add that to the post. Thanks!
Glad you like them. Yes, it is a fresh and yummy salad! Full of nutritional goodness. 🙂
That’s a beautiful and delicious looking salad. Thanks for sharing it at Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
You’re welcome Linda! And thank you for highlighting my salad this last week! 😉