7/25/14

Fresh Blueberry and Sweet Basil Dressing




I shared this dressing with you a little over a year ago along with a wonderful red beet and cauliflower soup as part of a post I did on heart healthy and cancer preventing foods. Click here to see the soup recipe.Well now that summer is in full swing and we are smack dab in the middle of blueberry season, I thought I'd share this recipe with you again. It is so worth a second nod.

The dressing includes...

1/2 cup fresh blueberries 
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
2 tablespoons water
half a medium shallot chopped
one tablespoon basil chopped
 1/4 cup of olive oil 
and a pinch of Kosher salt.

Blend all the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender.




 I like to have this dressing with some greens, toasted sliced almonds and a little blue cheese or Gorgonzola. Just toss and you have this fabulous healthy salad with such a unique and delicious flavor

(A note from nurse Barbara...Blueberries are loaded with the antioxidant polyphenol that neutralizes free radicals in the body which can cause cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Blueberries are rich in vitamin C too. Olive oil in the dressing along with the almonds in the salad are heart healthy foods. Almonds are also rich in vitamin E and a good source of high quality protein. Almonds can help lower LDL and lipids (fat). Olive oil helps to reduce cholesterol as well as the risk of certain cancers like breast, prostate, endometrial and cancers of the digestive track.)

So eat up those brightly colored foods mother nature has generously provided for us, they are packed with nutrients which can ward of diseases and help keep our immunity in tack.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

XO

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this again. I must try it!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe again! My husband is making it for our salad tonight as I type! Have a great weekend!

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  3. This dressing looks delicious! I love trying out new dressings so salad doesn't get boring, but I think I would love this! It reminds me of my favorite French toast as a local cafe that has a blueberry basil sauce served with it, and so I know the combination is tasty!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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