Spinach & Blueberry Salad With Yogurt & Herb Dressing


Spinach & Blueberry Salad

It’s hotter than “blue blazes” in Texas, already!  The heat and humidity make me want to eat lighter meals with lots of fruits and veggies.  The blueberries at Saturday’s farmers market looked plump and juicy so I brought home a basket for snacking and to put in this healthy yet yummy salad.  Low in calories, just 100 in an entire cup, blueberries also rank the highest of any fruit for their antioxidant properties.  Besides their sweetness and cuteness those are two good reasons to munch on some blueberries this summer.

Spinach, also chock full of antioxidants is rich in fiber, aiding in a good digestive tract.  As for the cucumbers; cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. The dressing made with greek yogurt, herbs de Provence and a splash of lemon juice are all you need to round out this healthy summer salad.

Personally I can’t think of any reason not to eat this delicious and healthy salad.  Quick and easy to throw together, healthy and pretty to look at.  Now, I’m hungry!  Off to munch on a handful of those low cal berries!

Enjoy!

Spinach & Blueberry Salad

Ingredients:
Fresh baby spinach
Sliced organic cucumbers
Fresh blueberries

Wash and pat dry spinach and berries.  Toss ingredients together.

Yogurt & Herb Dressing

Ingredients:
6 ounces greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. herbs de Provence, or any mixture of your favorite herbs, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Whisk all ingredients together and spoon over salad.

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About The Orange Bee

Food Blogger - Bee Keeper - Mom - Wife - Lover of Life
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6 Responses to Spinach & Blueberry Salad With Yogurt & Herb Dressing

  1. So glad you posted as one of the ladies in our Devon village is an amateur bee keeper and has asked my Dad who’s a keen gardener, if he could help her out with a few cuttings. Which plants can you recommend that he takes cuttings of?

    • Fruit trees, sunflowers, crape myrtle, lobelia, veggies in the garden and herbs. They love them all. If your dad doesn’t have those maybe you can tell me what he has and I’ll see if any are good for the bees. Hurrah! for your neighbor who is a bee keeper – let’s call him/her a hobby bee keeper! Where are you now? Turkey or where? I’m behind in my blog readings!

  2. chef mimi says:

    Interesting combo I’ve never tried!

  3. I love fresh recipes like this! It makes lunch more glamorous.

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