Produce anxiety. This is a real thing that I’m currently experiencing.
Each trip to the market leaves me feeling exhilarated from all the choices. Tomatoes! Eggplant! Zucchini! Melon! It’s all there for the taking. And believe me, I’m taking (well, purchasing).
But it also has me feeling kind of panicky. Because it seems like the clock is ticking. And there won’t be enough time to enjoy it all.
A girl can only eat so many salads per day, you know?
My produce anxiety has only been further fueled by my inability to stay away from the local blueberry farm. Each week, I’m hauling home a load of fresh blueberries (all picked by yours truly, of course) that weighs about as much as a small child. It’s a problem.
But what can you do? Just grin and bear it, I suppose. And make yourself another damn salad. Like this beauty that I’m sharing with you today.
I’m not sure what to say about this Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette other than to exclaim in all capital letters GO AND MAKE IT IMMEDIATELY. It’s epically good. And trust me when I tell you that you must not skip any of the parts. Yes, you’ve got to make your own dressing. And yes, I want you to turn your oven on briefly to make a batch of savory granola. But it’s all worth it in the end. The layers of flavors and textures come together so perfectly. It’s the best of late Summer. All served to you on a plate.
Because I wanted the flavors of the produce to really shine, I held back on the cheese. But a sprinkle of goat cheese would be very nice. Or a little crumble bacon. I don’t eat a lot of pork products, but bacon and corn are two ingredients that I really love together in a salad. Mmm…I’m getting excited just thinking about that combo!
If you try my Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette, give me a shout out and let me know. I’d love to hear about it!
What late Summer produce are you getting excited/panicky about these days?
Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette
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Ok. So why have I never thought to add granola to my salad? Great idea Liz. Such a delicious summer salad, packed with ingredients I absolutely love! Can’t wait to give it a try!
Yes the savory granola is so good! I started using it on soups and then progressed to salads. Way better than croutons!
Lovin’ this variety of textures!!
Gotta always have a little crunch!
Yessss I love granola in a salad! This sounds fantastic.
I’m totally obsessed with savory granola these days!
Oh my gosh, Liz. I’m experiencing the same thing. I’m feeling a little anxiety from freezing most of the blueberries because I can’t eat them fast enough LOL! They’re so plump and juicy! Corn is just coming in locally and I’m SO excited. I love corn.. let me count the ways. That savory granola sounds fabulous. I’ve not made it, but for someone whose avoiding gluten (just for a while longer I hope), this is such a fabulous alternative to get that crunch where croutons would otherwise. Such a gorgeous and flavor packed salad!
So much produce and so little time! Lol. And I hope you try the savory granola. So great on soups, too!
How have I still not tried savory granola?! Those flavors sound sublime! <3
You would SO be a fan of savory granola. Great on soups, too!
On the positive. . .blueberries freeze well so you can enjoy them throughout the year. My parents have blueberry bushes & I’m always so jealous of their never ending supply. I just wish I lived closer. As for this salad. It looks wonderful. I could never tire of it.
Yes I am definitely going to have to freeze some blueberries. I’m getting way too many. I can’t stop!
I LOVE the idea of Savory granola! Sounds addictive!
So great on soups, too! I’m obsessed!
This is a beauty!! And I want to visit that blueberry patch! Gah!
It’s one of my favorite Summer trips! I went 3X this year!
The most perfect salad!!!!!!!
It’s got all the right flavors and textures!