June is the month we celebrate “National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.” And it is no wonder because farmers’ markets all across the country are brimming with huge varieties of summer fruits and vegetables. This month in particular berries are in season and can be purchased at reasonable prices. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in abundance! This month I am sharing one of my favorite salad recipes “Cucumber and Blueberry Salad.” This is a great time to make this salad as all of the ingredients are in season and can be purchased at your farmer’s market.
This is a very quick and easy salad to make. Recently I was working with and filming with a chef who taught me about “canvas foods.” These are foods that can be paired with multiple other foods and prepared in a lot of unique ways. I would call the two main ingredients in this recipe “ canvas foods.” Cucumbers can be mixed with so many different foods because if its subtle flavor. Blueberries have this same quality and can be used in fruit and vegetable salads, they make a great sauce with white meats, and they offer a variety of options in baking. And, of course just a big bowl of fresh blueberries as a snack are pretty awesome too!
While this salad is delicious it is also a beautiful presentation! Berries make the world a more beautiful place and the blueberries and strawberries (yes I put these berries in everything) pop with color. There is no way kids are not going to like this dish! SOURCE: Cook Time with Remmi