Blues Salad Printer-friendly
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Prep: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
1/4 cup Blueberry Vinegar (see following recipe)
2 tablespoons walnut oil or olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 cups torn mixed greens
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup walnut halves, lightly toasted*
1/4 cup crumbled Stilton or blue cheese (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons snipped chives or thinly sliced green onion tops
Fresh chives with blossoms (optional)
For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine Blueberry Vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper. Cover; shake well.
In a large bowl combine greens, blueberries, walnut halves, crumbled cheese, and snipped chives. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad. (Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing.) Toss lightly to coat. Divide salad mixture evenly among 4 serving bowls. Garnish with fresh chives and blossoms, if desired.
Nutrition facts per serving. 196 cal., 17 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 6 mg chol., 215 mg sodium, 11 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 5 g pro. Daily Values: 4% vit. A, 13% vit. C, 6% calcium, 5% iron.
*To toast walnuts, place them in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown.
Prep: 20 minutes
Makes: about 3 1/2 cups
3 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups rice vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
In a stainless steel or enamel saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries with the rice vinegar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in honey. Remove from heat. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and let it drain into a bowl. Discard berries.
Transfer strained vinegar to a clean 1-quart jar or bottle. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups blueberries to the jar or bottle. Cover tightly with a nonmetallic lid (or cover with plastic wrap and tightly seal with a metal lid). Store vinegar in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Before using vinegar, discard berries.
Nutrition facts per tablespoon: 4 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 0 mg sodium, 2 g carbo, 0 g fiber, 0 g pro.