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Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

with goat cheese crumbles, sweet roasted almond slices (not pictured), dandelion petals (optional) and a lovely honey lemon ginger dressing

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

I’m a purple lover. Everything purple appeals to me. It’s been like this since childhood. Since Donny Osmond and his silly purple socks. Who remembers that? I know … I’m a dork. But even if you don’t remember Donny and his funny purple socks, this salad is for you purple lovers. It’s a celebration of purple-ness, in edible form.

Sometimes the simplest thing can be your inspiration, like a few blueberries in the fruit drawer that need using. That was the foundation of this beautiful salad. Once I’d decided on blueberries, I started looking for more colors to pair with my blueberries and a couple of them came from my (organic, pesticide free) lawn. I found some wild violet blossoms and a simple dandelion. Then I looked in my veggie drawer and chanced upon the red cabbage my daughter urged me to buy for her favorite salads (which involve romaine, red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and ranch dressing). And that sounded like just the last little needed purple touch for this purple-licious salad.

A quick glance in my cupboard revealed some candied almond slices … oh yes, this salad was a celebration of sweet, fruity and crunchy, creamy goat cheese and purple, waiting to happen. Nom nom nom …

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 - 4 salads, depending on how much dressing you use on each

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Ingredients

    For the honey lemon ginger dressing:
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 - 2 lemons
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
  • A tiny pinch of garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • Spring greens of your choice (I used a spinach/arugula mix)
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Chopped red cabbage
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Fresh dandelion blossom petals (optional)
  • Wild violet blossoms
  • Sugar & spice almond slices (not pictured - recipe here)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients except the olive oil until well mixed. While whisking, add the olive oil in a thin drizzle.
  2. Fill your salad plate or bowl most of the way with greens. Top with blueberries, sprinkle with red cabbage, goat cheese crumbles and dandelion petals, then tuck in some wild violet blossoms. Add a nice sprinkle of candied almond slices, then drizzle with dressing.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friends FridayMoonlight & Mason Jars and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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7 Responses

  1. The wild violets just take it over the top!! xoxo

    May 17, 2017 at 11:26 am

  2. Gorgeous… just gorgeous! I’ll be sharing this recipe because I know several friends who (like myself) have an abundance of wild violets, and we’re dying to enjoy them in our cooking! :-)

    May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

  3. I am definitely a purple lover – and I do remember those purple socks! Your Blueberry and Wild Violet Salad is absolutely beautiful, and it looks delicious too. Sharing later today on the H&S Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    May 19, 2017 at 4:05 am

  4. So very pretty, I love the idea of edible flowers ♥

    May 19, 2017 at 8:28 am

  5. Beautifully delicious!

    May 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  6. The perfect spring salad! I have all the ingredients in my yard!

    May 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  7. This is a awesome salad! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday, I really appreciate you sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

    May 23, 2017 at 11:25 am