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Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

with blueberry goat cheese crumbles, sugar & spice almond slices and a honey lemon lavender white wine vinaigrette … Inspired by Moore or Less Cooking Blog

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today. I had 8 hours of vacation time that I was going to lose on the 30th of this month and we have Monday off for the holiday, so that meant I just HAD to take Friday off. Oh darn, right? It felt so luxurious to hear my alarm this morning and, instead of getting up, set it on snooze. I still did have to get up to get my girl to school, but I didn’t have to be ready for work or even showered at that point, so I lounged about and cuddled with my cat until my son came up and said, “Mom, are you all right?” That made me laugh. He SO knows my morning routine!

I asked him to get his sister some water and her morning pills, which he very sweetly did. I laid there in bed for a few more minutes, basking in the delight of not having anywhere I have to be today, and then I got up and made her pancakes. I took her to school with my hair in a pony and I still hadn’t even washed my face or put my contacts in. I did manage to find a pair of sandals to slip on. Then I came home, made myself a delicious breakfast and took a nice hot bath. Now THAT’S an awesome way to start a long weekend!

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

I’ve spent the day shopping with my son (took my first trip to the new Aldi store in town … LOVE it!), going to yoga, and then enjoying this beautiful, refreshing salad on the patio. Daughter is home from school now and I’ll be taking her back there soon for their 2nd-to-last performance of the play that she is in. And then I’ll be there, roses in hand, to see the play for the third time. I am so proud of my girl.

The blueberry goat cheese for this salad came from Costco. I don’t have a Costco membership (yet)–my yoga friend bought this scrumptious cheese for me. It comes in a 3-pack with this blueberry, a fig one and a plain goat cheese. I am totally in LOVE with the blueberry flavor, but my friend tells me the fig is even better. I can’t wait to try it!

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Ingredients

    For each serving:
  • About 1 cup fresh seedless watermelon chunks
  • About 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • About 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • For the honey lavender vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of granulated garlic
  • A sprig of fresh lavender leaves, chopped fine.
  • For the rest:
  • Fresh salad greens
  • Crumbled blueberry vanilla goat cheese (or regular goat cheese)
  • Sugar & Spice Almond Slices (recipe here)

Instructions

  1. Toss the watermelon and blueberries with the mint and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Fill your salad plate or bowl with greens. Top with the watermelon/blueberry mixture, then sprinkle with goat cheese and almonds. Add a light drizzle of dressing and enjoy!

Notes

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

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Minted Blueberry Watermelon Salad w Goat Cheese, Candied Almonds & Lavender Honey Vinaigrette ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #redwhite&blue #patriotic #summer #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie FriDIY, What’s for Dinner Sunday LinkupSunday Fitness & Food LinkupHearth & Soul Bloghop and Let’s Get Real.

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4 Responses

  1. This looks amazing! And so perfect for a warm summer dinner!

    May 31, 2016 at 8:06 am

  2. Beautiful Salad, perfect for Summer!

    June 4, 2016 at 5:18 am

  3. Delicious and colorful salad, who can say no to this, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, tweeting.

    June 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

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