Take-out Tuesday, Cucumber Blueberry Crunch Salad

This refreshing and light salad is perfect for hot summer days~

It’s simple to make and is topped with buttery almonds for crunch

and a tangy sweet homemade vinaigrette for flavor

Crisp romaine, green onions, cucumber slices

and fresh summer blueberries are combined for the salad

Saute almonds in butter and brown sugar to caramelize

and then sprinkle with Kosher salt

to add a sweet and salty crunch to the salad

The dressing literally takes minutes to make,

olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup,

salt & pepper~

I like to make it ahead of time for flavors to blend

There’s usually a jar of it in my fridge, it’s good on everything!

Cut up the cucumber, green onions, and romaine

and toss in cleaned blueberries

Right before serving toss the salad with the dressing

and top with buttery almonds

A no sweat summer salad!

Cucumber Blueberry Crunch Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • romaine lettuce
  • cucumber preferably English cucumber
  • green onions
  • fresh blueberries

Mustard Maple Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Buttery Almonds

  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • drizzle of olive oil

Instructions
 

Salad

  • Cut or tear romaine into small pieces and put into bowl
  • Cut cucumber into rounds and then quarter the rounds, peeling or partially peeling cucumber if desired* and place on lettuce in bowl
  • chop green onions and add to bowl
  • wash and clean blueberries and pat dry and put in bowl
  • Refrigerate at this point until serving

Mustard Maple Dressing

  • Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well. Refrigerate to blend flavors.
  • Bring to room temperature and shake well before dressing salad

Buttery Almonds

  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil
  • Add almonds and brown sugar
  • Cook and stir until sugar melts and almonds begin to caramelize and turn golden, watching carefully.
  • Remove from heat, add salt to taste and cool on a piece of parchment foil or plate
  • Break up clusters and store in a jar or sealed container

Notes

*if you use an English cucumber {or Japanese cucumber} the long ones wrapped in plastic, peeling isn’t necessary
Keyword blueberry and cucumber salad, blueberry salad, buttery almonds, cucumber salad, mustard maple dressing

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Comments
35 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Cucumber Blueberry Crunch Salad”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    A fabulous summer salad filled with the lovely colors and flavors of summer. Nice post.

  2. This is definitely a salad after my own heart…fresh, juicy, crunchy, nutty, and summery. Simply perfect!

  3. Rita C. says:

    Sounds great. I’ve been making combinations much like this lately. Of course, I’m the only one who will eat them in this house!

  4. What a lovely combination, and so filled with texture!

  5. Nancy says:

    Mmmm! Mmmmm! A delicious crunch and a fruit combination!
    Yum!

  6. I love a crunchy salad…Looks delicious, Jenna! Have a wonderful Tuesday.

  7. Those are my favorite ingredients! And the dressing sounds really delicious too!

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, you know how I love salads and this one checks all the boxes. Love the sweet, sour and crunch and I’ll make it soon. The dressing sounds delicious!

  9. Martha says:

    I’ll have to give this one a try, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us Jenna. 🙂

  10. That looks so yummy and I just so happen to have some fresh blueberries that a friend gave me from her vines. This sounds like a good beach dessert too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. lulu says:

    I’m crazy for salads with blueberries, but I must confess to never having mixed them in one with cucumber. You do open my eyes to new possibilities.

  12. This looks delicious and refreshing, Jenna. Plus we LOVE blueberries! Thanks for posting. I’m pinning it!

  13. Sounds very refreshing Jenna, and I like dressing:@)

  14. Mary says:

    A perfect salad for the lazy days of summer, so light and fresh! ♥

  15. Julie says:

    I love these type of salads for lunch and dinner during the summer months. Thanks for the recipe Jenna. Enjoy the week.

  16. Miz Helen says:

    This will be a great summer salad! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 542. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. lghiggins says:

    What a great way to enjoy fresh, seasonal blueberries.

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