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Broccoli and Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Buttermilk Dressing

Last updated: July 29, 2022

Blueberries, broccoli and spinach are the trifecta of farmers market goodies. Enjoy this salad, which is power-packed with nutrients. Fiber, vitamin C, potassium and iron are just a few of the essential nutrients found in this recipe. Add some chicken or fish and you have a complete meal. 

PREP TIME

15 Min

SERVINGS

6

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Ingredients For Salad:

  • 8 oz. baby spinach  
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli  
  • 1/2 of one avocado  
  • ¼ cup blueberries  
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese  
  • ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds  

Ingredients For Dressing: 

  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt  
  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk  
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon  
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds  
  • A few springs fresh dill and/or other herbs  
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

Directions

  1. Place the spinach, broccoli, avocado, blueberries, feta cheese and sunflower seeds in a large bowl or large platter. 
  2. Place yogurt, buttermilk, garlic, lemon juice and zest, poppy seeds, herbs, and pepper in a blender and blend to combine. (If not using a blender, ingredients also can be whisked in a bowl until combined.) 
  3. Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately. 
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