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.
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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.