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3/11/14

Blueberry Chef Salad

Fresh Blueberry Chef Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing.
Today is our first day of a 70 degree temperature and it is a stunning sunny day!  SNOW flurries tomorrow ....would you believe?  It is true but I am inspired!  Since yesterday I have had a compulsion for smoothies and salads.

Today after hauling 4 large trash bags to the garage and then 2 big boxes I sat with a glass of ice water to cool off.  Now doesn't that sound nice!  To cool off!  At any rate good old Dr. Oz came on the TV preaching all about blueberries and all sorts of good for you berries.  I remembered I had tucked back a couple of cups of fresh blueberries and thought they go great on top of the chef salad I had just fixed for lunch.  You know, they are not too sweet....so why not?  They were delicious with the ranch dressing and white cheddar cheese I had topped the salad with!  I will make blueberries a regular o my green salads from now on!  Here are links to three of my homemade salad dressings, 2 for ranch and 1 for thousand island.     thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-best-homemade-ranch-dressing-recipe.html       thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2011/05/salads-with-ranch-and-thousand-island.html

Ingredients for Blueberry Chef Salad:

6 washed, dried, and torn romaine leaves
handful of cherry tomatoes
handful of diced carrots
handful of diced celery
handful of croutons
1/4 C. diced ham
1/4 C. shredded cheese of your choice
1/4 C. ranch dressing (3-4 tablespoons to your liking.)
1/4 C. fresh blueberries

Arrange the ingredients in the order listed on a plate and serve.  Yield 1 large salad serving or 2 small.

Yes, I am still cleaning and hauling off.   That is why I have been somewhat remiss in my postings.  Big bags of things that need to go are not very interesting !

1 comment:

Misty Tinnell said...

Just did this tonight as well. I thought this salad needs some color to brighten it up. Tossed in some blueberries and wow it brightened it up and took the flavor to a new level. I was looking to see if others had done the same.