Healthy Fruit Filled Summer Salad

Arugula salad topped with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange slices, nuts and goat cheese

This summer salad is filled with just the right mix of fruit, veggies and crunch.  It’s a great salad idea for summer gatherings, entertaining and picnics.  This salad is delicious for lunch or dinner.

Arugula salad topped with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange slices, nuts and goat cheese

Healthy Fruit Filled Summer Salad

Looking for a fresh, healthy salad to serve this summer?  Check out this layered mix!  Actually, it’s one of my ultimate favorite summer salad combos.  This healthy salad adds a ‘wowza’ to the table if you’re entertaining, but it’s deliciously good to eat any day of the week.  And, the leftovers are fantastic!

YUM!  I just love the combination of fresh strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and oranges on a bed of greens.  Add in the honey goat cheese and chopped pecans and it’s a total winner.

Cheers to summer flavors!

Fruit Filled Summer Salad

Arugula salad topped with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange slices, nuts and goat cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced Pineapple, fresh
  • 1 cup of sliced Strawberries, fresh
  • 1 cup of Blueberries, fresh
  • 1 cup of naval orange, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup honey goat cheese, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 5 oz. container of spring mixed green salad mix

Instructions

Place half of the greens in a bowl and top with ¼ cup of the pecans, 1/4 cup of the goat cheese, ½ cup of the blueberries, ½ cup of the strawberries, 1/2 cup of the oranges & ½ cup of the pineapple.

Add the remaining greens on top & then add the additional fruit, goat cheese and top off with the remaining chopped nuts.

Notes

More About Making this Recipe:

Why Naval Oranges? There are NO seeds within the fruit = no need to spend time removing seeds.  I LOVE a shortcut/timesaver no matter how small.

Chopped Nuts:  In the baking aisle you can find chopped pecans so that you can sprinkle them on top; no chopping time required!

Honey Goat Cheese?  Typically honey goat cheese can be located within the specialty cheese display at your local supermarket.  

Prep Ahead: Make sure all of your fruit is properly washed before using. Hull the strawberries before slicing.

Purchase a Pre-Made Salad Dressing:  If you’re looking to save on time, my pick for a dressing is a poppyseed salad dressing.  In fact, I love some of the poppyseed combos found in the cooler area located in the produce aisle at your local supermarket.

Make a Homemade Dressing:  However, if you’re looking for the perfect pairing, try my Orange Honey Blossom Dressing; it’s actually quick, easy and just the right finisher for this salad mix.  I’ve included the link below. 

It’s the perfect fruity, fresh topping on this fruit filled summer salad.

Ingredients and supplies set out on a table to make a homemade honey orange salad dressing

Homemade Orange Honey Salad Dressing link

 

 

 

6 Comments on “Healthy Fruit Filled Summer Salad”

  1. That fruit salad looks so delicious and fresh. We would like to feature it on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop. Well done.
    Kathleen

    1. Awesome….can’t wait to see it! Thank you for visiting. Looking forward to seeing you at the next party…

    1. THANK YOU for featuring! YES, definitely good for a hot summer day….I can’t wait for summer weather to finally join us so that I can complain that it’s too hot (lol). Have a great week…

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