7 Salads That Know How to Celebrate Summer Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, July 27, 2014

arugula and strawberry salad
Sweet strawberries. Juicy peaches. Luscious mango. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade a salad, fruits in their prime are an excellent place to start.

Figs: Fig, Bacon and Frisee Salad
Sweet figs are at hitting their stride right about now — and are the perfect complement to bitter greens, bacon and black pepper in this frisee salad.
frisee and fig salad

Honeydew Melon: Honeydew and Arugula Salad
Here, honeydew melon sweetens up peppery arugula. Melon slices are pureed with fresh herbs, a bit of mayo and lime juice, creating a refreshing dressing that gets tossed with the greens and additional melon pieces.
honeydew and arugula salad

Mango: Mango and Cucumber Rice Salad
Not your average grain salad, this sweet-spicy adaptation calls upon mango, cucumber, jalapeno, scallions, fresh cilantro and roasted peanuts — all tossed with rice and quinoa.
mango rice salad

Peaches: Tomato and Peach Salad with Ricotta
This restaurant-quality salad is easy to pull off at home. Boiling the peaches and tomatoes helps bring out their natural sweetness while pureeing basil with olive oil, salt and pepper creates a pesto-like sauce that keeps things fresh (and fancy). A dollop of ricotta cheese topped with toasted almond slivers makes for a savory finish.
peach and ricotta salad

Strawberries: Arugula and Strawberry Salad (top)
Strawberries don’t have to spell dessert. In fact, they offer a perfect way to temper a peppery green like arugula.

Tomatoes: Tomato Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Wherever you fall in the “are-tomatoes-a-fruit-or-a-vegetable” debate, there’s no denying their awesomeness in this lighter take on a Caesar salad. Juicy heirloom tomatoes are sliced and topped with a homemade Caesar dressing, watercress and mouth-watering bacon-Parmesan crisps.
tomato salad with parmesan crisps

Watermelon: Jicama and Watermelon Salad
Chunks of juicy watermelon and crunchy jicama get tossed in a zesty dressing starring fresh orange juice, lime juice and honey. A sprinkling of fresh mint at the end makes the whole deal utterly refreshing.
watermelon and jicama salad

Abigail Libers is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She is also the creator and editor of notesonfatherhood.tumblr.com.

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  1. [...] Peaches: Tomato and Peach Salad with RicottaThis restaurant-quality salad is easy to pull off at home. Boiling the peaches and tomatoes helps bring out their natural sweetness while pureeing basil with olive oil, salt and pepper creates a pesto-like sauce that keeps things fresh (and fancy). A dollop of ricotta cheese topped with toasted almond slivers …read more [...]

  2. These sound delicious (all of them!), I espesically like the sound of the Tomato and Peach Salad with Ricotta. Also the Tomato Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps recipe looks tasty and super simple – we've got lots of tomatoes growing in the veggie garden and this would be a great way to use some of them up!

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