It’s blueberry season here in Florida, and the stores have been full of sweet, plump blueberries at great prices. We’re even going this weekend blueberry picking to a local u-pick farm. I can’t wait to get plenty of blueberries for freezing, making blueberry preserves and more fun recipes. I didn’t get around to taking my son to any farms last year, but I’m excited to take him to several this year. To take advantage of these perfect summer berries, I have been trying to incorporate them more in my cooking. Yesterday I made this simple salad with blueberries paired with shrimp, feta cheese and pecans. For the dressing, I made a slightly sweet light lemon drizzle with honey. It’s very simple, healthy and delicious.
Blueberry Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dressing
1 bag, 8 oz, fresh spring mix salad greens
1/2 lb cooked shrimp, deveined and peeled
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and honey to a small bowl. Whisk well. Whisk is olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Arrange salad greens on plates, or in a large bowl. Top with cooked shrimp, blueberries, feta and pecans. Add dressing and serve.
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