Blueberries, Feta, and Mint

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Blueberries, Feta, and Mint
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
293
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
97µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.7%
Vitamin C
14mg
23%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
31µg
39%
Calcium
240mg
24%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
155mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
223mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.7%
Sodium
431mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.8%
Zinc
2mg
10%

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