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Mixed Greens, Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad

Mixed Greens, Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad



With Summer coming soon I will try to create fun and delicious salads that are far from boring.
I never mixed fruits in my salad, and that was a huge mistake because it is absolutely amazing. First, I started with apple, cranberries, pomegranates and nowadays I toss any fruit with my greens.  I think we simply need to develop the taste for it.
This salad is so refreshing, delicious and perfect for the upcoming summer season.  You can truly make it however you prefer. You can add more cheese or no cheese at all, add croutons, or serve it with crackers, yes, that's a beauty of a salad that you can customize it however you want.

Happy Cooking!

Mixed Greens, Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad
Serves 4 
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1 cup baby Spinach 
  • 1/2 lbs Strawberries (about 1/2 of the pack) 
  • 3 Kiwifruit, peeled and sliced 
  • 1/4 cup Toasted sliced Almonds 
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese *optional 
Garnish
  • Za'atar (optional) 
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix together mixed greens and spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing (vinaigrette) over it and toss it gently together, about 2 to 3 tablespoons or as you desire. You can use my simple dressing in the notes or Poppy Seeds Vinaigrette, which goes very well with this salad.
  2. Wash and slice fruit and again very gently toss it with greens. Add a handful of toasted sliced almonds and serve cheese on the side. 
  3. Garnish it with Za'atar, not necessary but it gives you a wonderful taste and compliment to the salad. 
Poppy Seeds Vinaigrette 
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed (add more if you wish) 
  • 4 tablespoons Orange juice, freshly squeezed 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Mayonnaise ( I used Olive Oil Mayo) 
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
  • Salt and Ground black pepper to taste 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Whisk the lemon, and orange juice with the mustard, and mayonnaise.
  2. Add in olive oil and continue whisking until the dressing is creamy. 
  3. Stir in the poppy seeds, and season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. 

NOTE
  • My absolute favorite vinaigrette is simple. I just mix Lemon juice, Olive oil, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  • I used that on most of my salads, however, Poppy Seeds Vinaigrette works very well with these kinds of salads. I do not add any sweetener, but you can add about 1/2 teaspoon of honey if you like that better. 
  • If you have somebody who does not eat dairy my simple dressing is a pretty amazing option, also you can totally skip mayo in the poppy seeds vinaigrette and use 1/2 ripe avocado for the creaminess.
  • If you do not have almonds, then use cashews instead. 

Mixed Greens, Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad



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1 comment:

  1. Such an awesome combination of ingredients. This is the perfect summer salad, Sandra!

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