Today’s recipe post is brought to you by farmers, pollinators and the letter B.
Here in the Ohio heartland, we’re in the peak of blueberry season! To celebrate the berry bounty, I made a salad featuring these tasty morsels. Because I’m a fan of alliteration, in addition to the blueberries I used barley, blue cheese and basil in this dish (fortunately for me these ingredients taste as good together as the sound of “B” buzzing in my head did). A sweet/tart mix of honey and lemon juice balances out the savory blue cheese.
I think the result is the bee’s knees. If you give it a go, I’d love to hear what you think!
Bee’s Knees Salad
Makes 6, 1/2 cup servings
2 c. cooked barley (allowed to cool)
1 c. blueberries
1/2 c. crumbled blue cheese
1/4 c. fresh basil, thinly sliced
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. lemon juice
4 T. honey
Whisk together lemon juice, honey and salt. Add remaining ingredients to a large bowl and toss with lemon and honey mixture.