Spinach Blueberry Salad & a Blueberry Botanical

blueberry watercolor 5x7 arches 140lb rough prussian blue panes gray green gold

Blueberry watercolor 5×7 arches 140lb rough prussian blue panes gray green gold

For today’s #WorldWatercolorMonth Painting, I present:   Blueberries in Prussian Blue.  This is a “botanical” painting of sorts and possibly one of my more “realistic” paintings.  A bit of a diversion for me.

And while we are on the subject of blueberries – the yummy, nutrient-packed fruit of the gods,  here is a recipe for a spinach salad I made last week with blueberries in it.  DIVINE!

Spinach blueberry salad

I tossed some fresh spinach with blueberries and blue cheese (but you could use feta or goat or any other cheese you like), toasted walnuts, and green onions, and then drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette for a really fresh, yummy salad.

Spinach blueberry salad 2

Some other favorite blueberry recipes I’ve shared in the past you might want to check out are my “almost famous” to-die-for Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies and melt-in-your-mouth  Fresh Peach and Blueberry Streusel Muffins.  Maybe not quite as healthy, but very delish!

ENJOY!

Spinach & Blueberry Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Spinach
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup toasted and sugared walnuts*
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup Balsaimic Vinaigrette

Combine fresh, clean spinach, blueberries, green onions and walnuts and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.  Top with crumbled blue cheese and serve immediately.

*Melt 1 Tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat.  Add walnuts, and sprinkle with sugar.  Saute over medium heat for approximately five minutes until sugar has melted and walnuts have browned.  Cool completely.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

 

52 thoughts on “Spinach Blueberry Salad & a Blueberry Botanical

  1. Ayayay! Thank you for sending a big bowl of that delicious mouth watering salad, Jodi 😀 Oh how I wish I live near you! I can eat all day and NEVER complain. Getting fat is irrelevant when near you. Goodness! And that painting…welll, burp! Opps…excuse me…..:-D 😀 😀

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    • LOL! Thanks Cathe! I think I am going to make the salad again tomorrow for a special company dinner – it was so easy and so delish and so pretty 🙂 and my painting is “elegant?” wow! That’s a new one 🙂 I did really enjoy doing some finer detail on it!

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  2. What a terrific painting, Jodi! Wow, you are really spreading your wings with the foodie paintings, nistasistah! Love the detail in this. I didn’t know you could get detailed with rough paper, so I am learning a lot from you! I also need to try that rough paper I bought, apparently. Hehe! Thank you!

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