This amazing delicious Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch is the perfect blend of savory sweetness and definitely is one of most favorite salads of all time!
Though it looks like it’s straight out of a gourmet bistro, this quick and simple salad is easily thrown together with just a few flavorful ingredients at home! Snag your go to pre-made dressing or try my homemade poppyseed ranch!
You can customize this Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with all your favorite salad mix-ins. For example, this recipe used a feta made of goat and sheep’s milk, but you can also use straight up goat cheese or cow’s milk feta. You not a fan of blueberries? Try strawberries, raspberries, or even chopped apple as a fruity sub.
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Ranch
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 4 oz fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 2-4 TBSP dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2-4 TBSP roasted sunflower seeds unsalted
- black pepper to taste optional
POPPY SEED RANCH DRESSING:
- 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise homemade or store bought
- 1/4 cup of buttermilk extra if desired
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8-1/4 tsp garlic powder to taste
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- Start with the dressing (skip if using premade)
- Ranch dressing always tastes it’s absolute best made ahead of time. Whisk and chill for a few hours before serving or make things simple by tossing it together the night before.
- Peel 1 clove of garlic, then smash and mince it into a paste.
- Season with salt.
- Combine salted garlic paste with remaining dressing ingredients and whisk well.
- Pop in the fridge to chill for a few hours for flavors to set.
- Wash + dry spinach.
- Combine with broccoli, blueberries, dried cranberries, avocado, feta cheese, and sunflower seeds.
- Toss with dressing and serve.
- Season with black pepper, to taste.