Seriously, the fresh fruit this time of year is unbelievable. For someone who eats fruits and veggies with every meal, the different varieties available now are bliss. In fact, I have gotten so excited about fresh fruit and veggies, that I have been letting them mingle together in salads. Here are my top three summer fruity salads:
Number Three: Nectarine, Cranberry, Pine Nut Salad
Over salad lettuce, I tossed some craisins (although, if I had more time, I would have used fresh cranberries), sliced nectarines, and pine nuts. For a more savory salad, use arugula instead of salad lettuce.
Number Two: Pear and Walnut Salad
Over salad lettuce, I sprinkled sliced pear and chopped walnuts. A great crunch combination.
Number One: Tomato, Basil, Watermelon Salad
My personal favorite. I chopped very ripe yellow tomatoes, freshly cut watermelon, and fresh basil and layered the ingredients. No lettuce needed. An unexpectedly delicious combination!
All salads were topped with just simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but you could certainly get more creative with the dressing. That is what’s great about salads… you can’t really mess them up. Just find your favorite combination!
Happy Allergy Free Eating!