Blueberry and Spinach Salad

The other day we got to visit with friends of ours that are moving out of the province for the year. We have known Andrew and Michelle for a long time. Michelle and I used to work together at the same church; I had the privilege to officiate their wedding;

My son was the ring bearer for their wedding; we always get together on Halloween to take the kids trick or treating together. They are good friends who will be greatly missed when they move away. At least there is the Internet! We will most definitely keep in touch.

So, when we knew that they were coming over for one last visit before they go, we wanted to have them over for dinner. Below is the salad that we had. For people who try to have healthy eating habtis, this is a great salad with so many awesome ingredients!

Blueberry, Spinach, Feta, Pecan Salad

A healthy salad recipe with baby spinach, blueberries, pecans, feta and flax seeds.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Blueberry, Feta, Pecans, spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 baby cucumbers sliced
  • 3/4 cup whole pecans
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • To make the dressing, puree the balsamic vinegar, oil, blueberries and honey together in a blender.
  • To ensure that you do not put too much dressing on and all the ingredients get soggy, try building each salad on a small salad plate for each person and then drizzle the dressing on top. It looks nicer and keeps everything crisper.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Two of my favorite, most healthy ingredients, spinach and blueberries. You’ve created a wonderful pairing in this salad. Love it!

  2. Wow, this looks like a wonderful salad. And being healthy is just an added bonus~

  3. You have used all my favourite things in this salad. Pecans are a great nut on salads.

  4. So yummy! Thanks again for having us over! Great food and great fun as always! We will miss you! 🙂

  5. What a beautiful, simple, elegant salad! Your method for getting the blueberry juice is great.

  6. Steve,

    You are the king of salads! I made your grilled corn and avocado salad for a recent cookout and it was an absolute hit. Now I’ll give your “Blueberry and Spinach” salad a try. This salad intrigues me because (and I hate to admit it) I’m no too fond of raw spinach, but the addition of blueberries and pecans (yum!) will undoubtedly make spinach more palatable for me.

    Thanks for sharing!


  7. I heart pecans especially in salad. This sounds yummy.

  8. I have to admit that the idea of a blueberry and spinach salad at first wasn’t so convincing for me – I’m not a huge fan of fruit in salads but your photo looks so appetizing and I love your tips for how to make the dressing and assemle the salad. Inspired 🙂

  9. What a wonderful salad! I love everything in it, especially that dressing, will try it for sure!

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