Berries & Spinach Salad is the healthy and satisfying choice you’ve been searching for! This big bowl of goodness is all about freshness brought to you by the crisp spinach leaves, plump blueberries, crunchy broccoli florets, smooth avocadoes, and tart dried cranberries that burst with flavor in every bite. The tangy feta cheese adds a mouthwatering creaminess to the sweetness of the salad that will bring you so much joy. Drizzled with some homemade poppyseed ranch dressing, this green masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. Whether you want a light lunch or a refreshing side dish, Berries & Spinach Salad is always the way to go!

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Ingredients

For the poppyseed ranch dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

For the salad:

  • 4 ounces fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
  • black pepper, optional, to taste

Directions

Step 1 –Place the garlic clove in a small bowl and smash it into a paste.

Step 2 –Season the garlic paste with the salt.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, combine the garlic paste, the plain Greek yogurt, the buttermilk, the mayonnaise, the lemon juice, the poppyseeds, the parsley, the dill, the onion powder, the paprika, the garlic powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper and whisk it well.

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Step 4 –Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dressing for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Step 5 –In a serving bowl, add the spinach, the broccoli, the blueberries, the dried cranberries, the avocado, the feta cheese, the sunflower seeds, and the black pepper.

Step 6 –Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Step 7 –Serve.