Blueberries, Feta, and Mint

Blueberries, Feta, and Mint
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Blueberry Salad
Ellen Silverman
Blueberry Salad

This beautiful and unexpected combination is one of my favorite ways to surprise lunch or dinner guests, as blueberries don’t often show up in salads or the savory parts of a meal. It’s terrific as a little salad to start a meal and works well, too, as a cheese or savory dessert course. It is also tasty spooned over lamb chops — the gamier, the better. Serve this salad from late spring through early autumn, when blueberries are in season and at their best. Nab a box at your local farmers’ market
or pick the fruit yourself when you can.
 

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4
Servings
301
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  Cups  blueberries, about 1 1/2 pints
  • 1  Cup  mint leaves, large leaves torn
  • 5  Ounces  feta cheese (about 1 cup), crumbled
  • 4  Tablespoons  very good extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flaky coarse sea salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  whole black peppercorns, crushed

Directions

Divide the blueberries among small shallow serving bowls, then sprinkle with the mint and cheese. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over each serving. Crush several generous pinches of salt over each dish and sprinkle with the pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
35g
39%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
121µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
73µg
81%
Calcium, Ca
197mg
20%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
158mg
23%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
570mg
38%
Water
188g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mint Shopping Tip

Keep both fresh herbs and dried herbs on hand. Dry herbs will last a long time, while fresh herbs have a short shelf-life.

Mint Cooking Tip

If you want the flavor of herbs in your food without the actual pieces, wrap them in cheese cloth and cook; discard before eating.

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