Did you know that I am psychic? It’s totally true! For instance, I know what you are thinking about RIGHT NOW! You want a salad…with avocado…feta cheese…ripe blueberries…and covered in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette!
See I told you I was psychic 😉
Balsamic Blueberry Salad
Because I know exactly what you want, I created this tangy balsamic blueberry salad, packed with almonds, avocado, and feta cheese. It’s a healthy salad that is also rich in flavor.
I’m not really stretching when I say this super salad is also food for your brain!
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Don’t believe me about this super salad being brain food?
Check out this list of The 40 Best Foods for Your Brain!
Blueberries? Check – number four!
Almonds? Check – number five!
Avocados? Check – there they are at number fifteen.
Kale? Check again, there it is, hangin’ out at number eighteen.
Man — its like I was trying to create a salad just to make y’all smarter!
Which, let’s face it, must be pretty tough…because if you are here reading my blog, you are definitely a genius!
You know where to come for good stuff. 😉
Seriously though, this salad is not only good for you, it also tastes AMAZING!
This is a salad for people who don’t like salads.
Here is the honest-to-goodness truth; I am not a salad person. I would typically rather have a heaping bowl of ramen noodles or a something meaty than eat a salad.
(Also known as “deer food” in my book.)
But honestly this salad will hit every pleasure center on your tongue’s tastebuds.
The richness of the avocado.
The sweetness of the blueberries.
The crunch of the almonds.
The puckery tang of the balsamic vinaigrette.
This salad uses baby kale as its leafy base, but honestly, it tastes just as amazing with any other greens, like spinach, arugula, even regular lettuce!
If you don’t have baby kale on hand, don’t let that stop you from trying this amazing salad!
We have experimented with many different leafy veggies for this salad and they all tasted great.
If you like you could substitute blue cheese for feta cheese as well! It’s good to have options.
I always think feta is betta, but my husband gets blue if I don’t use blue cheese.
(I know you think I am being cheesy, but it’s totally true.)
Another excellent way to add more protein to this recipe would be to toss in some leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken!
Some sliced steak or hard-boiled eggs also make a great addition.
Or just stick with this sweet vegetarian version.
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Tangy Balsamic Blueberry Salad with Avocado and Feta Cheese
This healthy salad recipe features a blueberry salad with avocados, almonds, and feta cheese topped with a tangy-sweet balsamic vinaigrette!
- 8 cups baby kale (or any salad greens)
- 1 cup blueberries (washed and drained)
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 large avocado (sliced or chopped)
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 red onion (sliced or diced)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey (or agave)
- pinch salt and pepper
Place all the ingredients for the vinaigrette (vinegar through salt) in a cup and mix until emulsified.
Place all the salad ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
Drizzle salad with vinaigrette and toss again. Serve.