This post was originally published here August 13, 2018. I’ve since updated the photographs and text.
While I haven’t been doing much blogging recently, I have been doing a lot of cooking (and eating!). This is high season for many of my favorite fruits and vegetables. And I’m taking full advantage of them all. Especially the blueberries!
There is 6-8 week window of time during July and August when blueberries are prime for picking. And I make sure to hit up my local blueberry farm at least once a week during this time. Which means I’m forever looking for more ways to incorporate blueberries into recipes this time of year. There are only so many blueberry muffins and blueberry pies that a girl can bake, right?!?!
I’m no stranger to adding blueberries (and other fruits) to my salads, so I knew that would be an easy way to use up some of my haul. And this Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette was born!
The ingredient list for this Corn and Blueberry Salad with Savory Granola and Herb Vinaigrette might look at bit lengthy. But I promise it’s quick and easy to prepare. And I really don’t want you to skip any of the various parts. So just don’t. OK? Because they all come together so nicely to deliver a super pleasing mix of textures and flavors. The blueberries and corn are juicy and sweet. The cucumbers are cool and crisp. And the savory granola provides nutty, salty goodness in every single bite.
I pile everything on a big bed of my favorite mixed greens. Then drizzle it all with a homemade vinaigrette that includes fresh basil, parsley, shallots, and jalapeño. This salad truly is Summer in a bowl!
Because I wanted the fresh flavors of the produce to really shine, I held back on the cheese. But a sprinkle of either goat or feta cheese would be very nice here. Or even a little crumble of bacon, if that’s something you’re into. I typically prefer my salads to be vegetarian, but bacon and corn ARE two ingredients that I really love together. So I think this might be a good place to break that rule…
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!
For the Granola
For the Vinaigrette
For the Salad