Blueberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

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(Mass Appeal) – If you have decided to eat a little healthier in the new year, have I got news for you! The salad recipe we are about to share makes eating colorful and nutritious food easy and delicious!

Jessie-Sierra Ross creator of the blog, Straight-To-The-Hips-Baby, shows us a blueberry and goat cheese salad!

Blueberry & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Makes 2 servings

4 cups mixed baby greens or leafy greens of choice
3 mini cucumbers
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 ripe avocado
2 ounces creamy goat cheese
1/4 cup toasted or raw pepitas pumpkin seeds

Wash & dry your greens, cucumbers, & blueberries
Using 2 large salad bowls, portion out the greens equally.
Trim the ends off the cucumbers and slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Divide equally to the bowls.
Next, cut the avocado on the bias and scoop out the flesh. A great trick is to pop the seed out by coming down on it with a sharp knife and twisting. Be careful and use a kitchen towel to hold the avocado half if you’re nervous about cutting yourself!
Slice each half of the avocado into 1/4 inch pieces. Arrange on the salad in a loose fan shape.
Now, scatter the blueberries on top and add 1 ounces of goat cheese to each bowl. I like to dollop them around the greens.
Sprinkle on the pepitas and dress with the Creamy Basil Dressing.

Creamy Basil Dressing

Makes 4 servings

1 handful fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2-1 full clove of fresh garlic we used 1 clove because we love the taste!
salt & pepper to taste.

In a blender, add the washed basil leaves, yogurt, olive oil, champagne vinegar, and lemon juice.
Pop in a clove of garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Add a generous pinch of salt and a few grounds of black pepper.
Close and blend on high until creamy. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Let the dressing sit for 5 minutes before using, to allow the flavors to meld.

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