Updated: Aug 29, 2020
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Summer is here and so is one of my favorite seasonal foods: corn! This brightly colored grain (yes, it’s considered a grain, not a vegetable. Crazy, I know.) was the inspiration behind this refreshing Blueberry Corn Salad.
Even if you’re eating this in your cubicle, you’ll instantly be transported to a backyard bbq as soon as you take a bite. Each mouthful is filled with the sweet burst of blueberries and corn, hearty millet, crunchy almonds, tangy goat cheese, and peppery arugula. To balance out all the intense flavors, I like to pair this salad out with a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Not only does this salad taste good, but it’s also good for you. All these ingredients make this salad a great option for your summer health kick. Corn is a great source of insoluble fiber, which helps promote a healthy gut. Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses, which can help reduce the damage of oxidation in your cells. The almonds, olive oil, and goat cheese are also good sources of fat which will help to keep you full and satisfied after digging into this salad. Whether or not you’re doing some summer shredding, you’ll love this tasty salad. The health benefits are just a bonus.
Throw on your bikini and enjoy this salad poolside for the perfect summer lunch.