Take-out Tuesday, Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing

Want to know why I call this Magic Blueberry Dressing?


You take some blueberries


top them with some diced apple and crumbled bleu cheese


and bake them in the oven


and it turns into a magical melty mess


Just slide the magic off the foil into a bowl of spinach and crisp romaine


topped with grapes and candied pecans


Oh, did I forget to mention the candied pecans?


You don’t want to forget those!


Now, you are about to be very happy


Give it a toss


and serve it up!


The cheese melts and the blueberries burst and the apples soften and everything just gets so happy!


Especially you!

Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing

Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 head romaine washed, crisped and torn
  • 1 Fuji apple peel on, diced
  • 1 cup grapes halved
  • 1 pint blueberries washed and patted dry
  • 3 oz. good bleu cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • caramelized pecans*


  • Put blueberries on a foil lined baking sheet. Top with chopped apples and bleu cheese.
  • Cook at 400 for about 10 minutes. Turn broiler on for last few minutes if necessary to get everything melted.
  • Put greens in a salad bowl and top with grapes and pecans.
  • Slide hot melted blueberry mixture from pan directly on top of salad. Toss gently. Taste and season if necessary.


*Caramelized Pecans
1 cup whole or chopped pecans
1 T butter
3 T brown sugar
Melt butter in skillet, add pecans and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Cook and stir over medium to medium low until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully, they can burn quickly! Put on a piece of wax paper to cool. Keep leftovers in a jar in your pantry for your next salad or dish.
Keyword bleu cheese dressing, magic salad dressing, spinach apple & blueberry salad, spinach salad with berries and nuts, summer salad with blueberry dressing

You can add salad dressing if you like but I don’t think you will want to!


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9 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing”
  1. You are killing me! I have not had breakfast and this looks SCRUMPTIOUS! I can’t wait to try this method! What a delicious idea! YUMMY!

  2. I am definitely saving this one!

  3. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing. Got to try this one!

  4. my stomach actually just growled when saw this is thinl it triggered my eat breakfast now growl, giggle. yummy! Hugs

  5. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Well I didn’t expect that! Using the oven for a salad is new to me but everything sure looks good:@)

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, As far as I’m concerned whenever cheese melts it’s magic 🙂 I’ve had apple with melted blue cheese & pecans but the blueberries add another delicious layer of flavor!

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