Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WFMW—Summer Recipes

For today’s WFMW, Kristen at We Are THAT Family has requested favorite summer recipes.

This idea for this recipe came from Southern Living magazine in the summer of 2000. I tweaked a few things, and we’ve been enjoying it every summer since.

ssaladphoto from flikr

Summer Fruit Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

8 c. salad greens (for 4 servings); I like to use spinach

2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

1 c. fresh strawberries, halved

2 nectarines, sliced

Combine ingredients, drizzle with vinaigrette and sprinkle with 1/2 c. chopped pecans.

Vinaigrette: combine 1/4 c. blueberry all-fruit spread, 1/4 c. finely minced onion, 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar, 2/3 c. vegetable oil, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1/8 tsp ground ginger, dash cayenne (makes 1 1/2 c, keeps 2 wks in fridge)

Craig and I love to have this salad with grilled chicken on top. You can substitute other fruits you may have; it’s very good with mango and kiwi, too. If I’m just making it for the two of us, I half the vinaigrette recipe.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looks great! I've been trying to eat more salads lately. :) This is a good one to file away.

Rambling Girl said...

This sounds great! I am going to try this over the weekend! I love salads in the summertime...to hot to cook inside.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Holly.
Oh my gosh, that salad looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it.
Yummy, yummy!
*Tricia