Very Blueberry Chef Salad

Blueberry Chef Salad

I have really been craving salads lately. I think it is the heat. Sometimes, just having a tossed salad to start dinner is enough. Other times- I want dinner to be the salad.

This is one of those salads that is a meal all on its own. Made with plenty of blueberries, it is one of my favorites. The dressing is a creamy honey French dressing which pairs beautifully with the berries.

I topped mine off with cashews, but you could add croutons if you prefer.

 

Blueberry Chef Salad

Dressing:

1/3 c. honey

1/4 c. white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

1 t. paprika

1 t. dry mustard

1/4 t. salt

1/2 c. olive oil

3 cups blueberries

Salad:

6 c. torn salad greens

12 oz. cooked chicken, turkey, ham etc, cut into strips

1 c. cubed cheese

1/2 c. cashews

 

In blender, combine first five ingredients and start running machine on high. Add oil in a slow stream until mixture becomes thickened. Pour into bowl and stir in berries and chill, several hours if you can. When ready to serve arrange greens on one large platter or on smaller salad plates. Arrange meat and cheese on platter or plates. Spoon over the dressing and cashews then serve. Serves 4-6.