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Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad

Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad w Edible Flowers ~  Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruit #salad #recipe

This was a salad of coincidence.

I had honeydew and blueberries in my fridge and they seemed to want to hang out together in a fruit salad. My little mint plant is finally taking off, so I have a bit of fresh mint and the day lilies are blooming like crazy. (Yes, day lilies are edible! Crunchy, lightly sweet and most delicious. Just be careful if you are going to eat a few of the flowers that yours haven’t been doused with lawn chemicals.)

Add walnuts, a touch of honey, and a bit of goat cheese (if you are so inclined) and you have a beautiful summer salad just perfect for eating on the patio on a hot summer day.

This was enough just for me, so if you have several mouths to feed, be sure to multiply because everyone is going to want some of your pretty fruit salad.

Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 1 - 2 servings

Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad

Ingredients

  • Several fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh chunks of honeydew
  • About 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • About 2 Tablespoons walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Goat cheese crumbles and edible flowers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop up most of the mint leaves, saving a few for garnish, and set about half of the chopped leaves in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon or two of the juice from the honeydew (or white wine) and the honey. Stir to mix well.
  2. Now toss the honeydew with the rest of the mint, then set on your salad plate (or bowl). Sprinkle with blueberries, toasted walnuts, and (if you're using them), the goat cheese crumbles. Add edible flower petals and/or flowers if desired. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Notes

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

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Minted Honeydew Blueberry Walnut Salad w Edible Flowers ~  Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fruit #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Swap n Share SundayScrumptious SundayMarvelous Monday, Inspiration Monday, Foodie Friends Friday Picnic Party and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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6 Responses

  1. its so vividly beautiful, i have not a single daylily… mind you, i planted over 500 decades ago, before the deer decided they were going to mow them flat to the ground forever more :-( but i can enjoy it even without the flowers on its sheer taste alone~

    July 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm

  2. Ann

    I know how it is! For years I never knew I had daylilies because the deer ate them. But now my back yard forest is so overgrown with weeds, I think it’s hidden the daylilies enough so a few blossoms can peek out. I go snatch them as soon as I see one before the deer can eat them.

    July 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

  3. Galina V

    What a beautiful and colourful salad! I have never tried the day lilies.

    July 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

  4. I absolutely love this salad and your pictures are beautiful! I picked this as my host favorite at Foodie Friends Friday Picnic Party! Thank you so much for sharing!

    July 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! I feel honored that you picked my salad out of all those fabulous recipes. Thank you :)

      July 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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