Blueberry Broccoli Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Ranch Dressing

Hi all– Should I apologize for the extra long title of this salad??– I just wanted you to know the yummy components and plus also the lovely dressing on top!

Took this salad along to my brother’s house for our Easter dinner.  And liked it so much we had it again last night!  It’s bright and fresh and I can say it works well with Easter ham or a slice of mushroom pizza!

BLUEBERRY BROCCOLI AVOCADO  SALAD

Salad:
5 cups of your favorite salad greens
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup dried cherries (or cranberries)
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Poppyseed Ranch Dressing:
1/2 cup unflavored yogurt
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. tarragon vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. poppy seeds
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Layer the salad ingredients in a pretty bowl.

Then stir together the ingredients  for the dressing until they are thoroughly blended.  It makes more dressing than we needed on our salad, so there’s more in the fridge for another day.

30 thoughts on “Blueberry Broccoli Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Ranch Dressing

    • Hi Lacey!! Tarragon is kind of my go-to vinegar, not too stringent and adds a nice flavor. And I like Trader Joe’s Orange Champagne vinegar (Trader Joe’s again!!), but once you open it, you have to keep it in the fridge. What’re your favorites?? And happy weekend! Hope there’s some rest and lots of fun on the docket Lacey. hugs!

      • Sadly Rhonda I did not sing. I have been laid up with shingles for ten days. On the mend now but it has been pretty painful. Going to Amsterdam soon with my sister so that will be the perfect tonic. 😍

        • Oh gosh Brigid– didn’t realize that coincided. Glad to hear you are on the mend. I know that can be so painful. Enjoy the trip to Amsterdam!!! so much to see and eat there! hugs friend.

          • Thanks Rhonda. I have not publicised it. We are going to the Keukenhof Gardens and the flower markets but we shall indeed be enjoying the food. My sister lived in North East Holland for many years so she is a fluent Dutch speaker. She is also lots of fun.xx

            • It all sounds so beautiful Brigid!! And fun that your sister lived in Holland– she’ll know all the wonderful things to see and eat!! Happy travels ahead!!… xo

  1. This sounds like one of those salads you have at a nice restaurant and want to have it again but can’t remember or figure out how to make it! Thanks, Rhonda, for sharing this recipe. It sounds so good!

  2. Hi Rhonda – great flavors and textures here. I would not think to put these ingredients together but I can bet it was a great combo that I will have to try soon. -Kat

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