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Bountiful Summer Salad and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

Celebrate summer with my Bountiful Summer Salad and Blueberry Balsamic Dressing Recipe.
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword entree salad, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 431kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 head of butter lettuce chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh, parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil plus more for garnish
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large ear of corn cooked & kernels stripped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 1 large peach cut into thin slices
  • 14 ounces can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese

FOR THE BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING:

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

FOR THE SALAD:

  • Place the butter lettuce, parsley, and basil in a large salad bowl and toss. Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the bowl.

FOR THE BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING:

  • Using a blender or food processor, blend the balsamic dressing, blueberries, and thyme until well combined and no large blueberry chunks remain.

TO FINISH:

  • Toss the salad just before serving. Serve with the Blueberry Balsamic Dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1635IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg