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!
The flavors in this recipe just pop. It’s a great copycat recipe.
This is a great salad to make when peaches are in season. It’s bursting with flavor and texture.
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.
This is a wonderful Panera Bread copycat recipe.
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.
This festive spinach salad has an unusual twist. Kiwi is added to the strawberries for an explosion of flavor. Wonderful homemade dressing.
This spectacular salad has a wonderful homemade dressing with some heat and glazed almonds. It’s also good with sliced kiwi!
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.
We loved this tasty and delicious salad. So cool and refreshing.
Rich, savory flavors from the cashews and goat cheese work really well with the pineapple and berries.
An elegant and delicious spinach and strawberry salad recipe.
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.
Amazing salad uses dried blueberries, pomegranate arils, feta cheese and nuts in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette made from maple syrup.
Lots of fruit plus glazed almonds in this delectable recipe.
This salad has a few more veggies along with the toasted walnuts, feta cheese and peaches. The homemade dressing is to die for!
Our favorite tossed salad with fruit!
This is another family favorite that I have made hundreds of times. (Only a slight exaggeration!)