Blueberry Spinach Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

I used to think that chefs ate like kings every day. I mean they have all this culinary talent in a kitchen loaded with amazing equipment and a pimped out pantry.

Blueberry Spinach Salad

Truth is, we seriously suck at feeding ourselves. By the time I’ve spent a 12 hour day making other people food, the last thing I want to do is make one more stinking thing. And after you’ve made the same exact dish, plated the same exact way like a thousand bazillion times, it kind of loses its charm.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that eating Golden Grahams straight out of the box does not qualify as dinner and that caffeine is not a food group. Not on any planet.

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As a working single mother of three, time is a precious commodity. Like so rare I cry tears of joy when I can sleep in past 7 am now. Quick and easy is my middle name.

Anytime I can get at least three food groups on a plate in under 10 minutes, I consider it a major victory!

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This Blueberry Spinach Salad is just that – you throw all the salad ingredients into a bowl and toss and all the ingredients for the vinaigrette into the blender and done. Easy as pie.

Blueberry Spinach Salad

Blueberry Spinach Salad


For the Salad

10-12 oz. baby spinach

1/2 c. strawberries, quartered

1/2 c. blueberries

1/4 c. toasted pecans

1/3 c. goat cheese, crumbled

For the Blueberry Vinaigrette

1 1/4 c. blueberries

1/4 c. white wine vinegar

1/4 c. honey

2 tsp. whole grain mustard (My fave is Boar's Head Delicatessen Style Mustard)

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

3/4 c. olive oil


For the Salad:

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve with Blueberry Vinaigrette.

For the Blueberry Vinaigrette:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree till nice and smooth. Shake well before serving. Will keep in the refrigerator for about a week.

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  1. 1

    I am loving the look of this salad! I have never added fruit to my salads (except for tomatoes). I should really start!

  2. 2

    I am also all about quick and easy, and this salad is gorgeous. I’ve been craving salads lately, which is not something I normally ever say. so this is looking extra good right now :)

  3. 3

    This post made me feel better! With a newborn, there are definitely days when I’ve built a meal out of Golden Grahams but I’d much rather be eating delicious salads like these! And heck, we even have blueberries (for now, before the toddler devours them) :)

  4. 4

    So, so, so glad that you’re posting again. I’ve missed your banter and your wonderful food. I always have a bounty of blueberries, and this is just a great combination. Will be mine.

  5. 5

    It’s true. I use to make wedding cakes and everyone would always say, “I don’t know how you can make all that food and not weigh 400 lbs!” Well, I made the cakes for clients and I was on my feet 12 hours a day! This salad looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. 6

    First, it is SO good to see you back! And, second, LOVE this salad. The blueberry vinaigrette sounds heavenly. A yummy red, white, and blue salad for Memorial Day or the 4th!

  7. 7

    Loving this gorgeous, healthy salad!

  8. 8

    Your pictures of this salad have my stomach growling! What a gorgeous salad and your pics are beautiful! Love the blueberries in the salad!

  9. 9

    Of course coffee is a food group… otherwise it would not be so vital when you have kids or a busy life! Love this salad, I would eat it everyday of the week :) Gorgeous images too xx

  10. 10

    I love this blueberry vinaigrette! How delicious! (And yes, when I worked in restaurant kitchens years ago — we seriously never fed ourselves.)

  11. 11

    I love salads like this so much! The star here though is definitely that delicious sounding vinaigrette. : )

  12. 12

    Oh I love the combination of fruit and vegetables in salads! This blueberry salad looks fab!

  13. 13

    Now hang on there a minute. Caffeine is definitely a food group! 😉 Either way, I hear you on having no time. And I’m not doing nearly as much as you in a day so I can only imagine! Luckily, this salad looks beyond amazing and filling! So perfect for summer.

  14. 14

    What a beautiful way to eat strawberries! This a nice idea!
    I really like this combination in a salad!

  15. 15

    Welcome back to blogging, Jen! So nice to see you’ve returned, and with a mouthwatering salad for spring. I love the tangy blueberry vinaigrette!

  16. 16

    What a gorgeous salad, Jen! I’m thrilled to see you posting again! Pinned this gorgeous salad…I’d happily eat this for any meal of the day!

  17. 17

    Yay!! So glad to see you posting your wonderful recipes again!! This salad is simply gorgeous. :)

  18. 18

    I have one child and can barely make food for myself during the day… three. You are super women in my book! :) This looks delish and perfect for us busy mom’s!



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