17 Tossed Salads with Fruit

Gluten Free Living – 2014

I have to admit I have a penchant for green salads with fruit in them! All kinds of fruit–berries, peaches, pears, apples, pineapple–I’ve got recipes that feature all of these and more! All of these featured salads are fantastic. Many of them have their own homemade salad dressings which are usually along the healthy side. All but one recipe is gluten free. I use Cherry Preserves in my Harvest Turkey Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette and I’m not sure if flour or cornstarch is used as a thickener in that product, so I refrained from calling that recipe gluten free. Although, I’m sure you can find some Cherry Preserves that are gluten free.

These salads are really great fare to pull out during the hot days of summer because they’re all light and refreshing. If you enjoy tossed green salads that are light on veggies but high in fruit, then I think you will enjoy these scrumptious salads. All of these salads have assorted nuts and cheeses which also provide depth of flavor and great textures for the salad. Most of these salads are meatless, but there are a few with meat. However, if you’re wanting a dinner main-dish salad, adding grilled chicken would certainly add the protein and heartiness to any of these salads if you desire that. I have served all of these scrumptious salads for company at one time or another and everyone always raves over them. I think you will, too!

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Chili’s Caribbean Salad Copycat Recipe and Honey-Lime Dressing

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The flavors in this recipe just pop. It’s a great copycat recipe.

 

Fruit Spinach Salad with Peachy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This is a great salad to make when peaches are in season. It’s bursting with flavor and texture.

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

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This lovely salad has a great mix of protein and carbs. It’s very hearty due to the chicken, hard-boiled eggs and cheese, but also includes berries and a sweet honey-mustard dressing.

 

Harvest Turkey Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

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This is a wonderful Panera Bread copycat recipe.

 

Healthy 24-hour Layered Salad

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This take-off on Seven Layer Salad has about 15 layers including a layer of grapes and raisins to provide a little sweetness along with all the veggies.

 

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad

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This festive spinach salad has an unusual twist. Kiwi is added to the strawberries for an explosion of flavor. Wonderful homemade dressing.

 

Mandarin Spinach Salad

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This spectacular salad has a wonderful homemade dressing with some heat and glazed almonds. It’s also good with sliced kiwi!

 

Pear Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

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This has one of the most delicious homemade salad dressings ever! Pears, pecorino Romano cheese, and toasted pecans provide amazing savory flavors for this salad.

 

Pear Salad with Glazed Walnuts

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We loved this tasty and delicious salad. So cool and refreshing.

 

Salad Greens with Berries, Cashews and Goat Cheese

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Rich, savory flavors from the cashews and goat cheese work really well with the pineapple and berries.

 

Special Strawberry Spinach Salad

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An elegant and delicious spinach and strawberry salad recipe.

 

Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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This wonderful salad is a take-off on Panera Bread’s summer salad featuring chicken, strawberries and poppyseeds, although this recipe doesn’t have chicken.

 

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

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Amazing salad uses dried blueberries, pomegranate arils, feta cheese  and nuts in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette made from maple syrup.

 

Spinach Salad

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Lots of fruit plus glazed almonds in this delectable recipe.

 

Spring Mix with Peaches, Walnuts and Feta

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This salad has a few more veggies along with the toasted walnuts, feta cheese and peaches. The homemade dressing is to die for!

 

Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese

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Our favorite tossed salad with fruit!

 

Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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This is another family favorite that I have made hundreds of times. (Only a slight exaggeration!) :)

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2 Responses to “17 Tossed Salads with Fruit”

  1. June 12, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    I really love fruit in salads, too, Teresa! Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t, so I just usually make 2 different salads for us, with the same dressing. All of these look absolutely wonderful! So many unique ingredients and salad dressings. I look forward to trying them!

    • June 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

      My husband was in the same boat as yours, but about 2 or 3 weeks ago, after making tossed salads with fruit for the past 5 years on a very regular basis, he changed his tune. He told me he is finally starting to enjoy salads with fruit in them! So keep trying :)

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