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Georgia Blueberry Summer Salad

Written by Denise Sawyer on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Georgia Blueberry and Mandarin Orange Salad with Toasted Pecans
1 head romaine lettuce

1 cup Georgia blueberries
½ cup mandarin orange segments
1 cup pecans
1 ½ Tbsp butter, melted
Red onion cut into rings
Blueberry vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Pinch of salt

Toss pecans with 1 ½ Tbsp butter and a sprinkle of salt. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Allow to cool. Chop lettuce. Mix with Georgia blueberries, orange segments, onion, and toasted pecans.  Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss.

Georgia Blueberry Vinaigrette
1 cup Georgia blueberries
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1/8 cup sugar
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice

Place Georgia blueberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and orange juice into blender. Blend until smooth, streaming in the olive oil while the blender is running. Continue blending until emulsified.

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Denise Sawyer

Denise Sawyer, official food blogger for the Commission, has kicked off the blueberry season with a blog post on the Commission’s website about visiting local blueberry farms with her family.  To see her latest blog post, click here.  To check out her website, visit

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