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Blueberry Almond Spinach Salad

Spring is upon us.  I crave more salads during spring.  Maybe it’s my body craving something healthy after the heaviness of winter dishes.

Anyway this is one yummy simple salad.  I dressed it with maple Dijon vinaigrette but it would be equally delicious with the blueberry vinaigrette or grapefruit vinaigrette.

blueberry almond salad

Blueberry Almond Spinach Salad

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/4 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 c. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 c. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 c. fresh spinach
  • 1/4 c. cooked chicken, optional
  • 2 Tbsp. maple Dijon vinaigrette


  1. Toss the spinach, blueberries, almonds, goat cheese, and chicken if you are using it.
  2. Top with the vinaigrette.
  3. Enjoy!
Posted in DIY, Recipes, Salad

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

As I said, I’m trying to post more salad dressing recipes on my blog.  I went to Pinterest to see if I could find any ideas of salad dressings.

This one is yum!  Simple and delicious.  I could have licked the bowl after eating the salad.  However, that might have looked a little silly.


Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

adapted from Simple Bites

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple (not breakfast syrup)
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together.  Or blend the ingredients using a blender or food processor.  (I used my blender cup.)
  2. Enjoy on your favorite salad!

Use within a week.