(gluten free, vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, can be vegan/dairy free, can be nut free)
If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your salad game, this Blueberry Apple Pecan Salad is it!!
The simple vinaigrette is tart yet sweet, and compliments the pecans and feta so well. Plus, the fresh blueberries and crisp apples make it the perfect hybrid of summer and fall!
I love this salad as a starter or side dish, but it also works great as a lunch with a protein like chicken mixed in.
Goodbye boring salads! We won’t miss you!
Ingredients you’ll need for this Blueberry Apple Pecan Salad:
- spinach and/or arugula
- apple (or pear)
- pecans (or walnuts)
- feta cheese
For the vinaigrette dressing:
- neutral-tasting oil (olive, avocado, canola, safflower, sunflower)
- vinegar (red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar)
- dijon mustard
- lemon juice
- white granulated sugar
- salt & pepper
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Is this Blueberry Apple Pecan Salad gluten free?
Yes! Since you are making your own salad dressing (without starch thickeners/emulsifiers), there is no gluten in this salad.
How do I make this salad vegan?
Simply omit the feta cheese. You’ll unfortunately lose some of the flavour (mainly salt) and texture, but the salad will still be tasty! You can try adding some dairy free cheese, or even making a vegan cheese substitute like homemade vegan parmesan (or I’m sure there’s a homemade vegan feta out there somewhere!!).
Other vegan salad dressing recipes to try:
How do I make this salad nut free?
Replace the pecans with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds! Although it’s not the same texture, you’ll get a similar nuttiness that will compliment the other flavours in the salad.