17 Tossed Salads with Fruit

June 12, 2014Teresa

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 17 Tossed Salads with Fruit 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

Fruity Spinach Salad with Peachy Balsamic Vinaigrette | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #salad uses #strawberries, #peaches, whole #pecans & #feta cheese along with a homemade dressing. It's wonderful for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #glutenfree

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

Grilled Chicken Salad with Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic main dish #salad is terrific for hot summer nights when you don't want to use your oven! It's also great for company dinners. It includes a wonderful homemade #HoneyMustard dressing. #glutenfree #chicken

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

Harvest Turkey Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #PaneraBread copycat recipe with #driedcherries in the #salad and #cherrypreserves in the salad dressing. Great with leftover #turkey or #chicken. #glutenfree #pears

This is a wonderful Panera Bread copycat recipe.

Healthy 24-hour Layered Salad

24-Hour Layered Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Wow, I absolutely love this stuff! This #salad has so many layers & tastes absolutely awesome. We love to serve it for potlucks, backyard #BBQs and summer #holidays like #FathersDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay. #bacon #romano #glutenfree

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

Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #salad is festive & beautiful enough to serve for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay. It's healthy, #glutenfree #vegan & #cleaneating--not to mention absolutely delicious. #kiwi #strawberries

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

Mandarin Spinach Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #salad uses #mandarinoranges, #apples, homemade cinnamon-sugar #almonds & has a homemade salad dressing with a dash of hot sauce that's absolutely dynamite. This salad is terrific for company or #holiday dinners like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. It's also great made with #strawberries & #kiwi. #vegan #Glutenfree

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

Pear Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this lovely #pear #salad has a wonderful homemade #vinaigrette. #glutenfree #pecans #cheese

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

Pear Salad with Glazed Walnuts | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this exotic #salad always gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. It's not difficult to make & so delicious. It uses #GlazedWalnuts, #Pears, #FetaCheese & a wonderful homemade #Lemon #Vinaigrette. #GlutenFree #TossedSalad #LemonVinaigrette #TossedSaladWithPears #PearSaladWithGlazedWalnuts #holiday #HolidaySideDish #MothersDay #FathersDay #Thanksgiving

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

Salad Greens with Berries, Cashews and Goat Cheese

Salad Greens with Berries, Cashews and Goat Cheese | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This phenomenal tossed #salad includes #strawberries, #pineapple, #cashews #blueberries, #raspberries, #blackberries & #goatcheese. Terrific for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

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

Special Strawberry Spinach Salad

Special Strawberry Spinach Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This fantastic #salad takes only about 10 minutes to make including a homemade salad dressing. It's terrific for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #strawberries #almonds #spinach #glutenfree #vegan

An elegant and delicious spinach and strawberry salad recipe.

Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach and Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing | this is one of our favorite #salad #recipes. It's filled with #strawberries, #Blueberries, #pineapple & #MandarinOranges. It also has #Cashews & #SwissCheese. No one can resist this amazing #TossedSalad! We serve it for company all the time. #holiday #HolidaySalad #TossedSaladWithFruit #SpinachSalad #SpinachAndFruitSaladWithPoppySeedDressing #PoppySeedDressing #GlutenFree #Healthy #HealthySaladRecipe

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

Spinach Pomegranate Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #salad is filled with dried #blueberries, #craisins, #pecans #pomegranate arils & #feta cheese. It has a healthy 3-ingredient dressing using #maplesyrup. This is perfect for company or #holidays like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #glutenfree #cleaneating

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

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this luscious #spinach #salad includes #blueberries #strawberries #mandarinoranges & homemade glazed #almonds & #poppyseed dressing. It's terrific for company or #holiday dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #vegan #glutenfree

Lots of fruit plus glazed almonds in this delectable recipe.

Spring Mix with Peaches, Walnuts and Feta

Spring Mix with Peaches, Walnuts and Feta | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #salad has fresh #peaches, #bacon #walnuts & #fetacheese. Perfect salad for summer. Includes a homemade peach salad dressing. #glutenfree

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

Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our favorite #salad. It's filled with #raspberries #strawberries #blueberries & #blackberries. It also uses glazed #pecans & #fetacheese. Festive & beautiful salad for #holidays & company dinners like #Easter, #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #glutenfree

Our favorite tossed salad with fruit!

Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is our favorite #tossedsalad. It includes #cashews, #Swisscheese, #craisins, #apples & #pears. The homemade #poppyseeddressing is absolutely mouthwatering. This terrific #salad is wonderful for company or #holiday dinners like #FathersDay. #glutenfree

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

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2 Comments

  • Shari Kelley

    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!

    1. Teresa

      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 šŸ™‚

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