Baby Arugula with Blueberries and Walnuts

This salad is simplicity at its finest.  The peppery bite of arugula finds perfect balanced with sweet blueberries, crispy walnuts, and salty feta. Orange-Dijon Dressing combines bright, citrus flavor with a hint of savory, bringing it all together with every harmonious bite.  A suitable partner to all grilled meats, arugula is exceptional when paired with the delicate flavors of anything prepared on a cedar plank.

Baby Arugula with Blueberries, Walnuts & Feta

Serves 2
3        cups  baby arugula — lightly packed
2        tablespoons  feta cheese
1/3     cup  Sweetly Spiced Crispy Pecans or Walnuts
1/2     cup  blueberries
1/4     cup  Orange-Dijon Dressing — as desired (recipe below)

Arrange greens on a small plate, sprinkle with walnuts, blueberries, and feta as desired. Dress with Orange-Dijon dressing and serve.

Orange-Dijon Dressing

Yields 1 cup
1/4   cup  extra virgin olive oil
2       tablespoons  flax seed oil
2       tablespoons  apple cider vinegar
2       tablespoons  orange juice
2       teaspoons  fresh parsley — minced
1        tablespoon  honey
1        teaspoon  Dijon mustard
1        teaspoon  orange zest
1/2    teaspoon  sea salt
1/4    teaspoon  pepper
1        dash  hot sauce

Prepare dressing by mixing the ingredients in a cruet or jar with a lid and shake. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Note: Flax seed oil is sensitive to light and oxygen, so be careful to keep it refrigerated and a lid on it at all times.

Shared on the following Blog Hops:
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5 responses to “Baby Arugula with Blueberries and Walnuts

  1. What a simple and delicious looking salad! I love the orange dijon dressing…I bet it tastes great! 🙂

  2. So pretty–simply love how you plated this. Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends.

  3. I love green salads with fruits and nuts – and this orange dijon honey dressing with flax seed oil sounds perfect!

  4. I love the combination of arugula and blueberries. Blueberries are such a power food – they need to be used all over when they are in season!

  5. Pingback: Spinach-Cherry Salad with Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken | Savoring Today

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