Summer Tips: Salads With Fruits

This is the point when finally we can combine all the vegetables and fruits. Well, not all the vegetables. Just lettuce, spinach, watercress and arugula with fruits. The latter can be any fruit you would wish, so as long as it is in full harmony with the rest of the salad. The best part is grilled fruits can be added to the recipe for a complete different flavor and texture.

Adding fruits to the salads break the routine from regular salads. They add sweetness, tanginess, texture and summer to the salads. Yes, summer. The season feels like getting re-energized for an additional year. Just like the salad. A bite of a orange salad brings you vitamin D, which comes from sun, wakes up your taste buds and delivers them with a perfect summer party. How nice!

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Fruity Salad Recipes Ideas

A set of delicious and irresistible salads for your summer afternoons and nights. Usually I like to consume my salads with a little bit of olive oil, vinegar and salt. But if you are a dressing aficionado, there are other options. Below the salad suggested ingredients, you will find recommendations for the type of dressing to use. Since the addition of fruits makes the salads a little more complex, a simple dressing like vinaigrette, Italian and balsamic would go nicely with them. Try to maintain them simple in order for the fruits to stand out. πŸ™‚

The suggested ingredients, like the name says, are just suggestions. They can be substituted by others. The cut type is also up to personal preference, just make sure to take into account the type of lettuce you will be using. Some of them lose the visual element when diced, and if food’s appearance is important to you than choose wisely. Choose iceberg or romaine lettuce, if wanting to dice it.

Watercress & Strawberry Salad

Ingredients:

  • Watercress
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • Strawberry
  • Arugula
  • Cilantro

Dressing Recommendation: Balsamic sauce

Watercress delivers a nice spicy taste and together with the sweetness of the strawberry provide you with a unique salad experience.

 

Walnut & Grilled Apple Salad

Ingredients:

  • Arugula
  • Butterhead-Boston lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • Grilled apples
  • Walnuts

Dressing Recommendation: ItalianΒ 

Nuts add crunchiness and “nuttiness” to the salad and a perfectly grilled apple are sure to elevate the salad.

Avocado & Orange Salad

Ingredients:

  • Oak leaf lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Red onions
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Orange

Dressing Recommendation: Vinaigrette

Avocado is the new thing since… ever and adding in salad enriches it with creaminess. The orange delivers with a acidity and sweetness to balance the salad.

Cilantro & Grilled Pineapple Salad

Ingredients:

  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red onions
  • Scallions
  • Cilantro
  • Corn

Dressing Recommendation: Vinaigrette

The taste of tropical fruit, pineapple, together with cilantro turns up the party in your month. Mission done: Summer deliver in one bite.

May this be a good guide for your summer salads, and your applications for fruits. Add beautiful colors, tastes and texture to the salad for great summer experiences. Enjoy it.

Until next time, Hungry People.

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