Organic Blueberry Summer Salad

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This easy summer salad takes healthy clean-eating up to the next level.  Garden fresh arugula combined with nutty red quinoa and our freshest organic blueberries make for a perfect summer dish.

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FruitShare™ organic blueberries arrive fresh from the grower and are packed with flavor and powerful anti-oxidant cancer fighting properties.  And we love them just for the taste!  Quinoa adds essential protein to your diet.  While cooked like a grain, quinoa  is technically a seed.  Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable related to kale.  Arugula adds not only fiber and disease fighting properties associated with eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily—but most especially a wonderful tangy taste.  Including walnuts (optional)  adds additional healthy fat and protein.

Salad:

4 cups organic arugula (fresh cut from the garden is ideal!)

1 cup cooked organic quinoa

1 organic yellow pepper—diced

1 cup FruitShare fresh organic blueberries

2-3 organic green onions

1 handful of organic walnuts (optional)

Dressing

1 shallot finely diced

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

1/8 cup organic blueberries—muddled

salt/pepper

maple syrup to taste (the real stuff of course!)

Strain and rinse 1/2 cup red quinoa.  Add to sauce pan with 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until water has been absorbed.  Allow to cool or place in the fridge if time allows.  Meanwhile, wash and spin arugula greens and place in a bowl.  Add diced yellow pepper, green onions, blueberries.  Add quinoa and dress salad with blueberry vinaigrette dressing (below) or vinaigrette of your choice.  Enjoy fresh.

Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing:

Mix oil and vinegar in an approximate 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio. Add shallot, muddled blueberries, salt, pepper and maple syrup to taste.

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