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 flavourful and fresh. Plus the added pungency of crumbled blue cheese on top gives it that extra wow. Give your health an antioxidant blue boost this season.
Did you know that blueberries that are frozen for 6 months still contain the same amount of healthy antioxidants as fresh?
In blender, combine dressing ingredients. Whirl until smooth. Add a little more salt to taste, if you wish. Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate. Can be made several days ahead. Simply shake before using.
Assemble spinach, broccoli, blueberries, and avocado in a large serving platter. Scatter with dried cranberries, almonds, and crumbled cheese or cheese substitute, if using.
Shake dressing well and drizzle overtop. Serve immediately.
This recipe is part of the Upbeat Blues collection.
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