Recipes

August 31, 2020

Blueberry Feta Salad with Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing

This blueberry feta salad with poppy seed dressing was inspired by our 15 pound haul of blueberries we picked from a local farm in Michigan. I spent the summer in west Michigan with my parents and even with the stay-at-home order we were lucky to be able to go blueberry picking a few times and Michigan blueberries are THE BEST.

Poppy seed dressing is perfect for this light, summery salad but most is made with a mayo base. The yogurt base makes the dressing little healthier while keeping it creamy and tangy, and I think even tastier!

Blueberry Salad with yogurt poppy seed dressing

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Anthocyanin– Anthocyanin is the antioxidant that gives blueberries their color and posses some amazing health benefits including:

  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Helps with weight control
  • Increased heart health
  • Insulin control- good for diabetes
  • Improves vision
  • Anti-microbial properties

High in Vitamin C

Low in sugar 

Anti-inflammatory

Great for gut health

Going blueberry picking, well any fruit picking really, is a great activity to do with kids. We are all looking for safe activities to keep the whole family sane during these pandemic days and this is top of my list.

My nephew didn’t do much adding to the bucket, he mostly picked straight into his mouth.

You can really adapt this or any salad recipe to what you have on hand. Replace the greens with any greens you have, replace the blueberries with another fruit. Add pecans or walnuts rather than almonds. Don’t have pita chips, add croutons instead!

Blueberry Salad with yogurt poppy seed dressing

The Blueberry Salad Recipe

4 cups romaine or butter lettuce

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/3 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup crushed pita chips

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix.

The Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

1/2 cup plain or vanilla Siggi’s greek yogurt

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Honey and salt to taste

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. I used Siggi’s vanilla yogurt because we ran out of plain so I didn’t need to add any honey. It was delicious!

Enjoy! ~ Amanda

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