Go for Satisfying Summer Greens

Go for Satisfying Summer Greens

(Family Features) Many summer meals start with a simple yet satisfying appetizer: salad. This year, make sure you set the table with a bright, delightful bowl of greens that sets the tone for an enjoyable and festive meal with loved ones.

This Apple, Strawberry, Blueberry Salad calls for an array of fruits, including a homemade blueberry dressing, paired with Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix for a fresh and flavorful base with pecan halves to add crunch. The salads are thoroughly washed, rinsed and gently dried then sealed in Keep-Crisp bags to maintain freshness.

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Apple, Strawberry, Blueberry Salad

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Blueberry Dressing:

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Salad:

  • 2 large apples
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix
  • 1 pint strawberries, cut in half
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • blueberry dressing

To make blueberry dressing: In blender, process blueberries, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste, until smooth. Set aside.
To prepare salad: Cut apples into 1/4-inch thick slices. Using 1-1/2-inch diameter star-shaped cutter, cut apple slices into stars.

Place lettuce mix in large bowl; add apples, strawberries and blueberries. Sprinkle with pecans. Before serving, drizzle each salad with blueberry dressing.



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