9 ways to add fruit to your salads



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The weather is finally getting warmer, and some of our favorite fruits are finally in season. Including fruit in green salad is a nice way to add a little refreshing sweetness to your healthy meal and keep it from getting boring. Here are nine of our favorite recipes. Check them out!


1. Power Berry Avocado Almond Chia Salad

Jeanette's Healthy Living 

Jeanette's Healthy Living whipped up this colorful berry avocado almond chia salad. It's got fresh salad greens, fruit and avocado, nuts and seeds.


2. Mandarine Orange Spinach Salad with Chicken

Cooking Classy 

Cooking Classy takes a spinach salad and adds some Asian flare with a California twist. It's packed with nutritious veggies and plenty of protein from the chicken and toasted almonds, and oh my gawd those wonton strips and lemon honey ginger dressing. We may have just found our go-to salad for spring and summer.


3. Spinach Strawberry Salad

The Yummy Life 

The Yummy Life adds some zing to this spinach salad with beautiful fresh strawberries. They offer a burst of color and flavor.


4. Cauliflower Avocado Salad with pomegranate

The Smoothie Lover 

The Smoothie Lover combines cauliflower, avocado and pomegranate for a winning combination. This salad keeps fresh in the fridge for one day.


5. Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Gimme Some Oven 

Gimme Some Oven used her mom's crunchy ramen noodle salad recipe as a jumping off point, and added fresh mango, avocado and edamame.


6. Pomegranate, Pear, Pistachio Salad

Carlsbad Cravings 

Carlsbad Cravings loads this salad with sweet pears, apples and pomegranate arils and is covered with a pink, creamy pomegranate dressing that will have you licking your plate clean.


7. Strawberry, Mango and Avocado Quinoa Salad

Spoonful of Flavor 

You want to get a fussy eater to eat some quinoa? Try this strawberry, mango and avocado salad, which can be enjoyed on its own or paired with grilled chicken or fish. Spoonful of Flavor recommends making a big batch of quinoa, if you can, in a rice cooker on the weekends and then adding it to meals such as this one throughout the week. Nice!


8. Quinoa Fruit Salad

Two Peas and Their Pod 

Two Peas and Their Pod combine quinoa with blueberries, strawberries and mango, but encourage you to add whichever fruits you'd like, including peaches, kiwi and pineapple.


9. Clean Mango Black Bean Salad


And last but not least, a Mexican-inspired salad that still has our tummies grumbling. ifoodreal absolutely rocks this mix between corn and black bean salad, and mango salad and guacamole. It's one of those accidental recipes that she created out of the ingredients she had on hand one summer. We, too, love those "these will go bad if I don't use them now" recipes.