Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 8 servings

While blueberries are in season, enjoy them in this colorful and tasty spinach blueberry salad. Fresh blueberries burst with sweetness and pair beautifully with the tang of pungent bleu cheese. You’ll love the unique combination of flavors, the rich tartness of the balsamic vinegar, and the crunch of the toasted walnuts. This fresh blueberry salad is dressed in a simple yet flavorful vinaigrette that's easy to whip up in no time. After you try this salad, you’ll wonder how so few ingredients can make such a balanced and delicious dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat walnuts in a small skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until toasted and fragrant.

Step 2

Whisk together balsamic vinegar, next 2 ingredients, and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste in a small bowl. Combine walnuts, spinach mix, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Serve immediately with remaining vinaigrette.

Ratings & Reviews


June 19, 2017
Love the dressing.

BlueberryPie's Review

June 21, 2014
Delicious! Well worth purchasing the blueberry preserves for the dressing. I used Bonne Maman (red & white checked lid) Wild Blueberry Preserves. Served with Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi with Orzo from this site.

Lisajane's Review

April 29, 2012
Very tasty!

Jparker1018's Review

April 14, 2012

CinA60's Review

November 28, 2012
Love this recipe but I use about half as much balsamic vinegar. I sprinkle with blue cheese. A cup seems a bit much.. When blueberries are on sale or in season I make the dressing less the walnuts, onions, cheese and blueberries and have it in the refrigerator to use every other night. Everyone loves it!

peaches09's Review

January 25, 2012
This is a very tasty and healthy salad. It goes together fast. I made it as written. You could omit the blue cheese (if you don't like it) and still have a delicious salad. I'd serve this to company. I used Blueberry All-fruit spread, as our grocery didn't carry blueberry preserves.

themetz4's Review

August 16, 2012
The market was out of blueberries, substituted strawberries in salad. Also, used a combo of romaine, iceberg and green leaf lettuce.