This Blueberry and Pistachio Spring Salad is a fun and fresh salad loaded with toppings like blueberries, candied pistachios and crumbled feta cheese drizzled with a homemade creamy pomegranate salad dressing! Yields 4 entree salads or about 6 to 8 side salads.

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

I first had a version of this salad over years ago when visiting our good friends, Mike and Heidi. They just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world and we were stopping by to see him, hold him and feel those teeny-tiny baby toes through his pj’s. While we were there we scarfed down a delicious lasagna, garlic bread and this incredible salad. It was my first time having blueberries and feta in the same salad, but I was up to trying something new.

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

And after the first bite I was anxious to share this flavor combo with you.

Ingredients For Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

To Make This Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad You Will Need:

  • salad greensIn this recipe, I combine butter lettuce and a mix of spinach and baby lettuces.
  • candied pistachiosOr you can just use non-candied and lightly salted.
  • blueberriesAdds a pop of color, juicy sweetness with a slightly floral flavor.
  • pomegranate arilsAdds a pop of color, texture and sweet tart flavor.
  • watermelon radishLends a pop of color and has slightly sweet and peppery flavor.
  • avocadoAdds creaminess along with vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • thinly sliced red onion Thinly sliced and, this part is optional, soaked in ice water to remove some of the strong bite.
  • feta cheeseAdds delicious salty flavor that pairs perfectly with the ingredients in this salad. If vegan, use vegan feta-style cheese.
  • pomegranate vinaigrette – Homemade or store-bought will work.
  • freshly ground black pepperThis will add some subtle bite and flavor.

candied pistachios

Make the candied pistachios:

In a medium skillet, measure and add 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons white sugar. Today I used hot honey instead of regular – so good! Using a spatula, stir these together over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is bubbling. Adjust the heat accordingly so it doesn’t burn. Add in 1 cup of pistachios,  stir to coat the pistachios. Turn the heat up to medium-high. Stir continuously until the pistachios are completely coated and the pistachios start to toast and are fragrant. About 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the hot and sticky pistachios to a parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to cool.

Once cool, break apart.

Make the vinaigrette

Make The Vinaigrette:

I posted this recipe yesterday! It was so simple all you do is throw the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

build the salad

Build The Salad:

On a large platter or in a large bowl, add 5 ounces spring greens with 6 ounces chopped butter lettuce. Then top that with thinly sliced radish, avocado, red onion, blueberries, pomegranate arils, candied pistachios and crumbled feta cheese.

Pour the dressing over top

Drizzle with the creamy pomegranate dressing!!

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

That’s really it! I do like to sprinkle my salad with a little more of that cracked black pepper before I start inhaling it. But that’s just me.

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

This blueberry and pistachio spring salad was such a surprise. I guess I expected the blueberries to be super sweet and then thinking of that mixed with the feta and pomegranate honey dressing, however it was quite the opposite.

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

This salad works great as a side dish, but for a more complete meal try it with sliced grilled chicken or even salmon would be amazing! You guys are going to love this salad I just know it!

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

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Yield: 4 servings

Blueberry Pistachio Spring Salad

This Blueberry and Pistachio Spring Salad is a fun and fresh salad loaded with toppings like blueberries, candied pistachios and crumbled feta cheese drizzled with a homemade creamy pomegranate salad dressing! Yields 4 entree salads or about 6 to 8 side salads.


  • 5 ounces spring mix salad greens
  • 6 ounces chopped butter lettuce
  • candied pecans
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 watermelon radish, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 small avocados, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • creamy pomegranate dressing


  • Toss the salad greens together and arrange on a platter or divide among bowls. Top with candied pistachios, red onion, radish, avocado, blueberries, pomegranate arils and feta.
  • Drizzle with desired amount of pomegranate dressing right before serving.
    Optional: Top with freshly ground black pepper.


If you're not interested in making your own pomegranate dressing, Simply Dressed by Marzetti makes a similar one that isn't to bad for you either.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 194mg, Potassium: 595mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1967IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 113mg, Iron: 1mg