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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.
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