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Spinach, Blueberry & "Feta" Salad

3 hr + 10 min

Salad

This refreshing salad is brought to life through the juicy berries, tangy dressing and soft "feta". The feta comes together with only 7 ingredients and takes this salad to the next level! The dressing is so delicious, you'll be making it to enjoy with other salad recipes too.

Servings

Total

3 hr + 10 min

Prep

10 min

Rest

3 hr

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Ingredients

Tofu "feta"

Poppyseed dressing

  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
    poppy seeds (optional)
  • ½ tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp
    onion powder
  • ¼ tsp
    salt

Salad base

  • 6 cups (180 g)
    fresh spinach
  • 1 cup (150 g)
    fresh blueberries
  • 1
    medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (58 g)
    roasted walnuts, chopped
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Directions

  1. To prepare the tofu "feta", allow any excess liquid from the tofu to drain into the sink. You can lightly press the block of tofu, but don't press too much. A little bit of liquid is desired.
  2. Add the tofu and remaining "feta" ingredients to a small food processor and combine until creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for at least 3 hours. The longer it sits in the fridge, the more crumbly the texture will become.
  3. For the dressing, combine the ingredients in a mason jar or other glass container.
  4. To assemble the salad, add the spinach, blueberries and shallot to a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle over some dressing and toss to coat.
  6. Top with a crumbling of the feta and the chopped walnuts.
  7. Serve with extra dressing and feta on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. Using refined coconut oil is preferred to unrefined as the feta retains a more neutral flavour.

Storage

  • The undressed salad can be store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • The poppyseed dressing can be kept in a sealed glass jar for up to 4 days.
  • The tofu feta can be kept in its container for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition info

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Shuchita Tripathi - Jan. 13, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

I am new to salads. Yesterday I tried your Caesar salad and it was so so good.
I eye-balled its dressing quantity and substituted few ingredients due to availability, so i had a lot left over (And it turned a bit like sauce consistency). So I decided to give this salad a try with the leftover sauce.
And it tasted amazing. I could have never thought that I can eat raw spinach.
I read all the reviews before trying because I was very skeptical and it surpassed my expectation.
You got me hooked to salads. I'll search more recipes now.
And btw, I used the same leftover sauce for crispy baked potato from another blog (Nisha's RainbowPlantLife). It worked perfectly.
Your recipes and contents are amazing.

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2022, 5:01 a.m.

Oh, Shuchita, we're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed! Thank YOU for the glowing review ✨


Sebastian - Dec. 5, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

This salad is so good, that when we had guests, they immediately wanted the recipe for it. I can only recommend it ;).

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

Such an incredible compliment, Sebastian, thank you 😃


Maria - Oct. 6, 2021, 3:11 a.m.

I don't leave reviews much, but this is the best salad!! Everything pairs so deliciously. 10/10 recommend :)

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 4:10 a.m.

Awe we appreciate this so much, Maria, and are so happy the salad was enjoyed 😊


Meen - July 23, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

Been making this twice a week since the recipe came out! So scrumptious 😋


Vivian H. - July 23, 2021, 11:14 a.m.

This tastes like summer - it's so refreshing!


Stine - July 23, 2021, 9:40 a.m.

Really nice salad recipe! The tofu feta is a big hit at our home and we use it in many different recipes - over grilled veggies and on bread as well. I really recommend both the salad and the feta on its own.


Celina - July 22, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

I absolutely love this recipe! My family loved it too.


Ann - July 12, 2021, 3:08 a.m.

The feta is amazing. Could the it be frozen to use at a later date?

PUL Team - July 17, 2021, 6:28 p.m.

Hi Ann! So glad you enjoyed the feta 😃 We haven't had a chance to test it out, but we imagine it wouldn't work out so great as the texture of tofu can change quite drastically when frozen and then thawed. If you do give it a try though, let us know how it goes!


Hilary - July 10, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

Great recipe! Thanks.


Connie - July 9, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

Was a hit at a little dinner party :))


Rosie - July 9, 2021, 12:28 a.m.

I make this every week now, amazing!!


David - June 19, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

Did anyone else find that they had a lot of "feta" left over compared to the other ingredients? 😅

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 6:36 a.m.

Hi David, thanks for the review! We haven't found this, but perhaps it's because we've been nibbling away at the feta 😅 Just to double-check, be sure to use the feta recipe on this recipe page and not our other feta recipe (pickuplimes.com/recipe/incred…) as the portion in this recipe has been portioned down accordingly 😊


Diana - June 17, 2021, 5:26 a.m.

Hi Sadia,
Thanks for this marvelous recipe.
I’d made the feta with olive oil and it didn’t get crumbly though I left it overnight in the fridge.
Do you think that the olive oil interfered on the texture?
Thanks,
Diana

PUL Team - June 18, 2021, 2:29 a.m.

Hi Diana, indeed! Coconut oil is generally solid when left out whereas other oils tend to be liquid which impacts the texture. Due to this, using other vegetable oils will make the end result less crumbly. We hope this helps 🤗

Diana - June 25, 2021, 2:20 p.m.

Thanks Sadia, I'll give it a try next time with coconut oil then :D


Carla Poot - May 30, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

The feta gets the 1st, 2nd and 3rd price altogether. It’s so good! Great recipe, Sadia.
I like the sauce as well, it compliments the salad beautifully.
Great summer Sunday lunch!

PUL Team - May 30, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed it, Carla, thank you! 🤩🏅