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Michigan Salad

This easy salad popular in Michigan restaurants, especially in the summer, uses cherries and blueberries and other produce common to the state. Super healthy and delicious.2

Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lettuce, romaine or spring mix $1.40
  • 2/3 cup fresh cherries, sliced and pitted $1.00
  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries $.60
  • 2/3 cup fresh red rasberries $1.00
  • 1/2 apple, sliced $.50
  • 1/2 pear, sliced $.50
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces $.60
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced $.30
  • 2 oz extra firm, silken tofu $.90
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried herbs de provence or dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and/or lavender
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry juice $.90
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 sweetener, if desired stevia or maple syrup, optional
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Arrange the lettuce on two plates and divide and add the berries, fruit, walnuts, and onion on top of each. 

  2. To make the cheese, place the silken tofu in a small bowl with the salt, lemon juice, and herbs. Gently use a potato masher to crumble the silken tofu and other ingredients together. One or two mashes is all it takes. Crumble over the two salads. A nut based cheese can be substituted, if desired.

  3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and use as a dressing, dividing between the two salads.