Red, White, and Blue … Salad?

I love summer berries. I love them on their own. I love them in desserts. I love them in jams, jellies, relishes, and other condiments. I love them baked goods. And I love them in salads. I really love them in salads.

So this time around, I'm sharing a fun summer salad that comes to you compliments of another CSA box adventure. We recently received a giant pile of mixed salad greens, garlic scapes, several pints of strawberries, and more. Combined with a recent deal on Parmesan cheese and the beautiful, plump blueberries that managed to find their way home with me on my last trip to the market, and a colorful, delicious salad was born. While it wasn't planned this way, I did decide it was a really pretty salad that seems well-suited to the upcoming Independence Day holiday and many other summer gatherings and festivals. Any time you are looking to add a splash of color, a salad like this really goes a long way. Enjoy!

Patriotic CSA Salad

  • 8 c. mixed greens
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 T. finely chopped garlic scapes -- optional
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/8 c. blueberry vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil

Layer the mixed greens, blueberries, strawberries, garlic scapes, and Parmesan cheese in a large salad bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Whisk the remaining ingredients together to form a vinaigrette. Serve the dressing alongside the salad.

  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

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