Serves 6 | Ready in 15 minutes
There’s a lot of umami going on in this salad. From the fresh taste of blueberries coupled with nutrient-rich greens to crispy toasted nuts paired with creamy tahini dressing, it’s flavorful and fresh. The added pungency of crumbled vegan blue cheese on top gives it that extra wow. Give your health an antioxidant blue boost this year.
Blueberries that are frozen for six months still contain the same amount of healthy antioxidants as fresh—so, truly, either kind is fine for this recipe.
In blender, combine dressing ingredients. Whirl until smooth. Add a little more salt to taste, if you wish. Transfer to jar with tight-fitting lid and refrigerate. Dressing can be made several days ahead. Simply shake before using.
Assemble spinach, broccoli, blueberries and avocado on large serving platter. Scatter with dried cranberries, almonds and crumbled vegan cheese, if using.
Shake dressing well and drizzle overtop. Serve immediately.
This recipe is part of the Deep blue dinner collection.
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