I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of catering to my meat-and-potatoes man and I want to lighten up my entreé. While he wouldn’t be caught dead eating this fruit loaded salad, it’s one of my indulgences.
It makes a layered lunch or dinner salad that tastes tangy, sweet, and finishes with a hearty bacon flavor. Spinach Fruit Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing looks gorgeous. Yay for pretty food!
Note: You could use a store-bought raspberry vinaigrette, but the recipe is simple if you have the time to whisk it up.
To make the salad base, simply layer or group the following ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing recipe below.
- spinach leaves
- sliced strawberries
- sliced kiwi
- sliced Gala apple
- shredded cheddar cheese (feta or goat cheese could be substituted)
- crumbled hickory bacon
- slivered almonds (toasted walnut could be substituted)
- Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing (see recipe below)
If you love this salad, you will appreciate 6 Flavorful Salads with Dried Fruit. If traveling through my home state, Kansas, refer to Get Your Greens On: Where to Find the Best Salads in Kansas.