Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
Vanilla bean vinaigrette pairs perfectly with a fresh blueberry, cucumber, and basil salad.
  • For salad:
  • 2-3 cups Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced (peel if waxed)
  • 1 cup blueberries, washed
  • ¼ to ½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • For Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ to ½ vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together or shake in a small jar. Taste and adjust to taste by adding more honey or salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Arrange the basil leaves, sliced cucumber and blueberries on plates. Sprinkle with the pepitas and drizzle with a little of the vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at