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Blueberry Dressing

April 26th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Blueberry Dressing on a Typical ETL Salad
Inspired from the Eat To Live book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., the original recipe is found on page 212 and is named Brainy Blueberry Dressing.

The original recipe calls for half a pack of frozen blueberries, and because my pack was bought from BJ’s warehouse, I am sure it was not intended to be half that pack. This is the only gripe I have about the ETL book recipe section is that some assumptions are made about package sizes.

Today it seems that what was known as the typical package size has changed, more so recently with the economic downturn. For example, how many recipes do you see that call for a pound of a certain ingredient, and only to find at the store that the new weights for the ingredient in question are something like 12 ounces (3/4 of a pound) or 14 ounces, just 2 ounces shy of a pound. The price stays the same and the producer keeps their cost in line by reducing the product size. Even though I don’t buy them any more, I am waiting for the day when a bag of chips in a vending machine has about 2 chips in the bag for $.50 cents.

So here is my recipe that I sort of just threw together based on the ingredients and assumed quantities, adjusted for flavor, I also added some honey to our version, the original has none. The original also used lemon juice and we had none, so we used 1/2 the amount of lime juice as a substitute.

2 Cups Frozen blueberries
1/4 Cup Raspberry vinegar
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Tbsp Lime juice
Procedure Steps
1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

This recipe was prepared on Eat To Live, Week 4, and linked from Eat To Live, Week 4 Recap of our ETL diet and lifestyle, you can follow our complete progress at Eat To Live.

Blueberry Dressing on a Typical ETL Salad
A typical Eat To Live salad tossed with the blueberry dressing.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pegasuslegend // Apr 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    oh boy I can make this and will love it over my salad with lots of crumbled blue cheese and walnuts, bad girl I cant do the diet thing yet…sorry love this and the flavors it awesome!~

  • 2 HoneyB // Apr 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Love Claudia’s idea of this on a salad with blue cheese & walnuts!

    Grumpy and I started following the South Beach Diet – something we have done before that worked for us. I couldn’t get him to agree to the Eat to live…. :o(

  • 3 Cajun Chef Ryan // Apr 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Claudia and Shelby, the walnuts are a great addition for the ETL diet, in fact, we eat one ounce of them a day as they contain a high amount of the good fatty acid Omega-3’s. The blue cheese in small portions is okay, but not very often.

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  • 5 Jessie // Apr 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    hmmm blueberry dressing this is very interesting! I would have never thought of putting it on salads.

  • 6 pegasuslegend // Apr 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm


  • 7 Emily // Apr 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Wow that looks divine! And quite brainy, too! 🙂

    Love these healthy recipes! Keep them a-comin’!

  • 8 Skylar // Apr 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I love a fruit based dressing, and this looks really good.

  • 9 Lori Lynn // Apr 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Good one Ryan! I’ll try this in my heart healthy series.

  • 10 Beth // Apr 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Awesome and good for you!!

  • 11 Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz // Apr 28, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Love fruity salad dressing but bored of the usual raspberry stuff. This makes a lovely new twist to it.

  • 12 Drick // Apr 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

    yeah, I hate that about resizing packaging and my recipes don’t always add up – I either have to adjust the recipe or buy two packages … couldn’t imagine the other version without honey and the lime to me fits perfect – great balance I say….. good going on your diet too…….

  • 13 Cristina @ TeenieCakes // Apr 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Chef: Sounds like a great accompaniment to a salad and must really taste wonderful w/your addition of honey!

  • 14 Toya // Apr 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Really lovely, simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  • 15 Carol Egbert // Apr 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    If you are a cook or a chef you have to adjust and substitute as you well know. I bet maple syrup would work instead of honey.

  • 16 Kristi Rimkus // May 2, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I have to try this, I always have frozen blueberries in the freezer.