The blueberry dressing is the key to this simple but dramatic Blueberry Walnut Salad.

Blueberry Walnut Salad

The blueberry dressing is the key to this simple but dramatic salad. Honey-sweetened balsamic vinaigrette carries blueberry flavor into every nook and cranny on this plate.

Makes 4 servings

VINAIGRETTE

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, washed anddried, divided

SALAD

  • ¾ cup chopped English walnuts
  • 1 (12-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 (8-ounce) package soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • Pepper to taste, optional

For vinaigrette, process oil, vinegar, water, honey, salt and ½ cup blueberries in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl. Toss in remaining blueberries. Set aside.

For salad, toast walnuts. Transfer to a large bowl. Add spinach and goat cheese. Gently toss. Serve with blueberry vinaigrette and season with pepper, if desired.