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Easy Red, White, and Blueberry Salad (Video)

This Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad is perfect for holiday parties! This salad with fruit is the kind of recipe I’d consider a healthy treat for a special occasion, and it’s gluten-free, meatless and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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This Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad (with strawberries, banana, and blueberries) is such a perfectly colored salad for a patriotic holiday. And the Fourth of July is just around the corner, a perfect occasion for red, white, and blue food, so I wanted to remind you of this favorite salad as an idea for your holiday menu! (I’d also recommend Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad as a Fourth of July party dish; that recipe is already popular even though I just posted it last week!)

You may be surprised to see a fruit salad on my blog, and it’s true fruit has much more sugar than vegetables so this is one of those recipes that I consider a healthy treat that you’d eat for a special occasion. But lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the health benefits of berries, and luckily they’re some of my favorite fruits.

I did use a lot of blueberries and strawberries and very little banana in this Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad (since bananas are much higher in sugar.) I also use low-carb vanilla yogurt for the dressing, or if you don’t want artificial sweetener, you can make your own dressing with plain fat-free Greek yogurt with a touch of vanilla and agave nectar.  (I tried both, and I think I prefer the homemade dressing.)  This is probably too high in carbs for most of my readers to make often, but it’s a wonderful treat for a holiday meal.

Easy, White, and Blueberry Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

I used this whole container of blueberries from Costco, which was about 3 cups of blueberries. You’ll also need 3-4 cups of strawberries, cut up into same-size pieces. Cut up one banana into pieces about the same size as the strawberries. Mix together the strawberries, blueberries, and banana in a bowl.

Easy, White, and Blueberry Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

This low-carb yogurt makes a good dressing for the salad; you probably only need one container unless you really like a lot of dressing.

Or make your own dressing by combining plain fat-free Greek yogurt, a little bit of light Agave Nectar (or another sweetener of your choice) and a little vanilla.  (Bad blogger, I forgot to take a photo of the salad ingredients mixed with the dressing, but I’m pretty sure you can figure that out!)

Easy Red, White, and Blueberry Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Red, White, and Blue Food

Red, White, and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles ~ The View from Great Island
Red, White, and Blue Presssure Cooker Cheesecake ~ Pressure Cooking Today
Red, White and Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad ~ Well Plated
Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream ~ Boulder Locavore
Patriotic Jello Jars ~ Southern Plate

Easy Red, White, and Blueberry Salad

This Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad is perfect for the Fourth of July!

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries (slightly over one pound)
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 banana, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 ounces low-carb vanilla yogurt (or more)

Yogurt Dressing Ingredient:

  • (if not using low-carb vanilla yogurt as a dressing)
  • 6-8 oz. plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 T  light Agave Nectar (or a little more, to taste. If you’re not an agave fan, use another sweetener of your choice.)
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla (or a little more, to taste)

Directions:

  1. Pick through the blueberries and remove any bruised or spoiled ones. (Most blueberries don’t need to be washed, but if they do, rinse in a colander and then let dry well, patting dry with paper towels if needed.)
  2. Cut the stem out of each strawberry and cut into bite sized pieces.
  3. Peel banana and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Put the blueberries, strawberries and banana pieces in a bowl and gently stir to combine.
  5. If you’re making your own dressing, whisk together the Greek yogurt, agave, and vanilla, tasting and adjusting the flavor with a little more agave or vanilla as desired.
  6. Stir the dressing into the fruit and gently combine.  Serve right away.
  7. This can be kept in the fridge for a few hours, but it will get watery if it sits too long.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Blueberries and strawberries are relatively low-glycemic as far as fruits go, but this Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad is still probably Phase 3 for the South Beach Diet. Salads with fruit can’t be low-carb but you can make it lower in carbs by using low-carb yogurt like I did or making your own dressing and just using a small amount of banana.

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13 comments on “Easy Red, White, and Blueberry Salad (Video)”

  1. What a fun theme for a holiday fruit dish! I've been trying to eat blueberries more often, too, because they are so antioxidant-rich.

  2. Thanks Lydia. And Jake informs me that blueberries are cheap this year because there's a surplus. Who knew?

  3. Cheap blueberries? Count me in! 🙂

    Looks like a great salad, even after Memorial Day, Kalyn. 🙂

  4. Janet, me too. I'm not a big fruit eater, but I do love blueberries!

  5. Such a festive salad and so perfect for summer!

  6. What a fun and easy fruit salad for any patriotic holiday!

  7. Thanks Joanne and Jeanette; so glad you like it!

  8. I make a similar "patriotic salad" but use jicama as the white. They stay nice and crunchy and have a lot of fiber and vitamin C. It works great in "patriotic salsa" too with tomatoes and black beans.

  9. Christi, love the idea of jicama in this! I'm a big fan of jicama in general, always looking for ways to use it.

  10. Such a terrific and pretty recipe, Kalyn! So happy to be able to feature it on All Gluten-Free Desserts. Love Christi's idea on using jicama, too.

    Thanks and happy weekend!
    Shirley

  11. Thanks Shirley, and happy weekend to you too!

  12. Thanks for this idea. I am making this – might add some jicama cut into stars!

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