Charley G's Bluesiana Salad Recipe

Enjoy this unique, delicious salad from Charley G's in Lafayette.

Bluesiana Salad at Charlie G's in Lafayette

Try Charlie G's Bluesiana Salad at the eponymous restaurant in Lafayette.

On your next visit to Lafayette , try Charley G’s Bluesiana Salad, which features fresh Louisiana blackberries. Grown in damp, lowland thickets or along fencerows, this shiny, black fruit is a summer favorite among locals.

If you can’t stop by Lafayette, learn how to make this salad at home with the recipe below.

Ingredients for Bluesiana Salad:

  • 4 to 5 ounces blackberries
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 ounces mixed greens
  • 2 ounces raspberry vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • Spicy walnuts (recipe below)

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the blackberries, blue cheese and mixed greens. Top with vinaigrette and walnuts.

Ingredients for Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Method of Preparation:

  1. To a blender, add all ingredients except oil. 
  2. Blend, slowly adding in oil. Refrigerate until needed.

Ingredients for Spicy Walnuts:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 egg white, whisked
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • A few pinches of cayenne pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. To the whisked egg white, add sugar and cayenne pepper.
  2. Mix well, add walnuts and pour into greased sheet pan.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring nuts every few minutes.

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