Blueberry Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons

This is an easy salad recipe with fruit: Blueberry Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor! 

Oh hi, I'm just eating this Blueberry Brie Pecan Salad by the bowlful. Every day. If you need a quick and easy side dish to throw together, I'm soo HERE for you! This is the opposite of a boring salad. 

This particular salad is flavorful, sweet, and seasonal to the point where you'll find yourself even craving it in the middle of winter–that's a promise. I can't believe I have taken this long to post it as it's one of my most made salads. This particular version is kicked up a notch with FitJoy's protein puffs added as "croutons!" 

fitjoy protein puffs

I'm so excited to have discovered FitJoy products! Their crunchy protein puffs are super addictive and I've been eating them like it's my job. They come in Honey Sriracha, White Cheddar, and Nacho Cheese flavors. They're grain-free, keto-friendly/low carb, and high protein. I think next time I will try their protein puffs on top of this Mexican Fiesta Chicken Salad or my Avocado Chicken Salad

FitJoy has a wonderful campaign I wanted to mention to you called "Joy Forward." Their company believes strongly in giving back and their Joy Forward campaign's mission is to create more opportunities for kids in need to eat nutritiously, live an active lifestyle, and build a strong foundation for their future. 

Guess what? A portion of proceeds from each FitJoy item you purchase helps to feed underprivileged kids in your community across the U.S. Delicious snacks and giving back–what's not to love about that? 

I have also been eating their Himalayan sea salt pretzels by the bagful. They have a unique taste (in a super good way) because they are the very first grain-free pretzel ever! In fact, all of FitJoy's products are grain-free and gluten-free and do not have any artificial flavors or sweeteners. 

When the weather is warm I get really into cold salads that can be made and enjoyed casually. Like, even if they are a bit trashed up (hello), they still last a day or so in the fridge and they aren't overwhelmingly high-maintenance. You can even add meat to this salad to make it more of a filling meal! 

Last summer, fall, and winter, I had to be off dairy due to Eliza's dairy and soy allergy and it was a huge struggle. I have never appreciated cheese more than I do now! This is why I needed to add brie cheese to this salad. 

brie and pecan salad

My Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad is great for lunch but fantastic for a cookout too! You may find yourself eating the leftovers straight out of the fridge, FYI. This is pretty much the base, super easy, serve-as-a-side salad in our house. 

You will die when you taste this. Not really die, but die of happiness because it's so good and the flavor combination combined with the crunchy protein puffs is where it's at. It is a satisfying salad and filling enough to be your lunch or dinner dish. 

Definitely try FitJoy's products soon–you won't be disappointed! 

Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons

Author: Ashley
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Prep time:  15 mins
Total time:  15 mins
Serves: 4

This is an easy salad recipe: Blueberry-Brie Pecan Salad with Protein Puff Croutons. The protein puffs and candied pecans add so much crunch and flavor!

protein puff salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of arugula
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 5 ounces brie cheese, cut into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup candied pecans
  • FitJoy Protein Puffs (for croutons, flavor of choice)
  • Lemon, Honey & Thyme Vinaigrette {see recipe below}

Vinaigrette:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme

Instructions

Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

Salad: In a large salad bowl

  1. Add blueberries, brie and candied pecans to arugula and toss to combine.
  2. Sprinkle FitJoy protein puff croutons over top of bowl, toss salad mix with vinaigrette to taste until lightly dressed. Enjoy!

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Ashley is a food blogger, recipe developer, and picture taker who spends most of her time in the kitchen up to her ears in flour. Check out her blog, Wishes and Dishes


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