This has to be one of the most surprising salads that I have ever made. I adapted it from a recipe I read in the Wall Street Journal and it was fantastic in its unexpected combination of coolness from the mint, acidity from the vinegar, and sweetness of the berries. Usually I hate fruit in my salad and the amount of mint seemed excessive, but it totally worked and has become one of my favorite salads to make.
Rule #10 about being a mindful person: Save yourself time and energy by not being afraid to adopt something that already works and make it your own.
Serve this in a big bowl for a rustic look or plate on small white plates for a contemporary look.
1 head of chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups of blueberries
2 cups of chopped fresh mint
3 thinly sliced scallions
2 cups chopped and peeled cucumbers
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Mix all the dressing ingredients together until blended and toss with the salad.