Today is officially the first day of spring! A big bright salad just screams springtime to me. This Blueberry Arugula Salad incorporates a bright green spring mix with fresh blueberries. Then we add in some goat cheese for creaminess & toasted sunflower seeds for a little extra crunch!

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Just look at all of those colors! This is the kind of eating the rainbow that I can get behind!
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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread sunflower seeds evenly across the top. Make sure they aren’t piled on top of each other or you will end up with some burnt & some not toasted. Lightly spritz with some olive oil. If you got the unsalted kind, you can sprinkle a little sea salt on top. If not, leave them as is. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Pop the sunflower seeds in for about 15-20 minutes. Check in on them every so often to make sure they aren’t burning. When they are done, sprinkle over your salad to add a nice salty crunch! Blueberry Arugula Salad | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Now I think that the creaminess of the goat cheese & the juicy blueberries, combined with the salt and the crunch from the toasted sunflower seeds gives the salad enough flavor that you don’t need to use a salad dressing. If you are a die hard devotee to salad dressing, I would recommend opting for a light poppy seed dressing or a little bit of oil and vinegar.

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I served this along side a meal for some friends & it easily fed the 6 of us. Another option is to portion it out with some grilled chicken for a healthy lunch meal prep for the week!

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Although this is a favorite salad of mine, while I am pregnant & not able to eat the goat cheese, I have been substituting cottage cheese. It’s yummy but I am looking forward to getting back to goat cheese!

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Blueberry Arugula Salad

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces spring greens
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Wash greens & blueberries very well.
  2. Crumble goat cheese.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Spread sunflower seeds evenly across the top.
  6. Lightly spritz with some olive oil.
  7. Pop the sunflower seeds into the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Toss together the greens, blueberries, goat cheese & sunflower seeds.
  9. Serve with a poppy seed dressing or olive oil & vinegar.
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What kind of salads are you eating right now?

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