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Blueberry, Rocket and Almond Salad

My local market has big buckets of fresh blueberries for sale at the moment, so this salad was born from my need to use my berries at every given opportunity. This is a great side salad or a meal in itself.

Kids in the kitchen 
When my kids were little they hated anything green and leafy. So I started giving them a turn of spinning the salad spinner (they were about two). I served the leaves they spun every night as part of dinner, and low-and-behold, they eventually started to eat salad leaves (without fuss or encouragement) and enjoy them. Now they absolutely love salad leaves, even the spicy ones like rocket and mustard greens.

I also always made sure there were a couple of ingredients in the salad I knew they liked (mixed in with the greens) which made the idea of salad a lot more appealing. The blueberries here may just be your draw card.

Please to remember to persist and offer salads in many ways – they will eventually come around and like my kids, enjoy eating them.

Ingredients
1 cup rocket leaves, washed
1 cup snow peas or snow pea sprouts
½ cup blueberries
1 cup quinoa, cooked
¼ cup flaked almonds, toasted
¼ cup cow feta or goat feta, crumbled

Dressing
Juice and zest one small lemon
Approx. double the quantity of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or raspberry vinegar
1 teaspoon honey or rice malt syrup

Method

  1. For the salad, combine the ingredients together in your salad bowl.
  2. For the dressing, shake the ingredients together in a jar.
  3. Dress the salad just prior to serving.

Variations
Dairy-free
Just omit the feta

Nut-free
Replace the almonds with toasted sunflower seeds

Love to hear how you like this salad? Also, feel free to share your tips for encouraging your kids to love their salad.

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Blueberry rocket and almond salad

  • Ellen

    This is SO my sort of salad. I love to put walnuts with the blueberries. Grilled asparagus is lovely in there too.
    Georgia, I want to thank you for your website. Trying to eat healthily with food intolerances is difficult, and it is difficult to find a balanced website that isn’t ‘fad-diet’ and highly opinionated. I love your sound advice and I know that I can trust the information you give. I (and my family) love the yummy recipes too!
    I recommend your website to all my friends.
    Thanks so much,
    Ellen xx

  • Ellen

    This is SO my sort of salad. I love to put walnuts with the blueberries. Grilled asparagus is lovely in there too.
    Georgia, I want to thank you for your website. Trying to eat healthily with food intolerances is difficult, and it is difficult to find a balanced website that isn’t ‘fad-diet’ and highly opinionated. I love your sound advice and I know that I can trust the information you give. I (and my family) love the yummy recipes too!
    I recommend your website to all my friends.
    Thanks so much,
    Ellen xx

  • Tobi

    Glad to hear you also struggled to get ‘green stuff’ into your babes mouths. You’ve inspired me to keep up the persistence of a rainbow plate even if they don’t eat it now. I get them to help me make all sorts of things (pesto, baking, herb de-leafing) but they are yet to even try some of it (baked items no problem). However, last night they (2&4yo) tried “lady beetles” a slice of strawberry wrapped in a spinch leaf YAY! Our house moto remains “don’t have to like it, just have to try it”. So thank you for more suggestions and the reassurance we will get there in time.

    • It may take years but when they are like my kids and gobble down salad happily, it will be well worth it. It sounds like you are very much on the right track getting them involved and by setting boundaries. Good job G x

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