Easy Fruit Salad Recipes Perfect For Your Next Picnic

When one mentions the word “salad”, what immediately comes to mind are leafy greens and other vegetables – definitely not dessert! But don’t forget that there is a dessert version – salads using fruits! It’s a refreshing sweet treat that’s not only good for your taste buds but for your body as well. It’s easy to prepare and you can use any of your favorite fruits to create your own recipe – it’s fun to experiment on the sweet creamy sauce as well!

For now, here are some easy fruit salad recipes you can try at home:

Creamy Pistachio Fruit Mix

What you need:

  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup instant pistachio pudding mix

In

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Health Alert: Fast Food Wraps and Salad Have Sickened Hundreds

Over 400 people have been sickened by eating salad, food wraps and other items that contain fresh (uncooked) vegetables at various fast food chain restaurants since May 1, 2018. Others recently became ill after eating prepared salads or using vegetables bagged as salad ingredients brought home from food store chains. Some people who like to lick the spoon after mixing homemade or prepackaged cookie or cake dough also got sick due to the flour (already recalled) or eggs (salmonella) in the mix. Why have things like fresh vegetables and flour suddenly become a possible health threat?

No one will like the answer, but it’s the truth. I have been writing about this for over twenty years. In the late 1990s and early 2000s a lot of people started to become seriously ill and some died after eating fresh vegetables or prepared foods that contain them like salads, tacos, wraps and so on. Others got sick from raw batter and some fruits. Please note that this wasn’t just your

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Cold Spaghetti Salad

This recipe has certainly been a lifesaver over the years. My sister, Debra first introduced me to this delicious salad a few years ago. It’s so economical to make and only has a few ingredients. Sometimes, homemade salads can get quite expensive but not this one. It really is a budget stretcher and it’s certainly a show stopper on any table.

I really enjoy making this cold spaghetti salad because it’s easy to make, packed with lots of flavor, and it never fails to satisfy. Every time I make this recipe it is the talk of the table. In fact I just made it this past Labor Day for a cookout at my niece house. Everyone loved it and it was the first salad to disappear. The cucumbers and tomatoes give this recipe extra freshness which make this recipe truly unforgettable. Once you make it, you’ll be making it quite often and you’ll always remember how delicious this recipe is.

Even though this is a salad, I normally serve with my appetizer menu

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Easy Healthy Salad – Strawberry Lemon Salad

Eating right leads to a healthier life. While it is so simple an idea it not as easy as it sounds. Proper nutrition choices should be the main motivation for us home cooks.

This healthy recipe is fast, flavorful and nutritious and can easily be prepared within 30 minutes or less. Perfect when you get home from a long and tiring day at work and too drained to cook that big meal. This dish can be served as an appetizer or as a dessert. Strawberry-lemon salad is thoroughly refreshing with a balance of flavors that will surprise your palate: bitter, sweet, and sour. The rind of the lemon are sliced into thin strips and heated in sweet sugar syrup, then used to garnish the slices of strawberries. Lemon sauce is poured on the dish and a sprig of mint is used to decorate and add fresh flavor. It is also served with scoops of lemon sorbet making this ultra-invigorating. Add Macaroon pieces at the end of the recipe, which has already been prepared beforehand. You can also purchase mac

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Salad Cookbook Review of Salad 365

Salad lovers everywhere will be able to appreciate the recipe book, Salad 365. It features recipes for 365 salads, one for very day of the year. Readers will be able to find and try delicious salads of all types, cold ones, hot ones, those made with pasta and those with out. Salad 365 is an excellent collection of recipes that are easy to prepare, tasty and best of all, no matter what a person’s tastes in salads are they will be able to find one in this recipe book that fits their fancy.

Often times the trouble with salads, at least for the uninformed, is that they can get boring. Unless a person is a good cook or really imaginative most people end up making the same salad over and over. After a while, no matter how yummy it tasted at first, it gets tiring eating a salad with the same ingredients and dressing. For those looking to add a recipe or two (or 365) to their repertoire, this book is an excellent buy. It goes into great detail regarding how to put each salads t

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Seasoning Your Salad From Dull to Delicious

In the U.S. most lettuce varieties can be grouped into four kinds: the butterheads, crispheads (icebergs), leaf lettuces and Romaine. You are probably most familiar with the iceberg head lettuces that are large and compact. They have little taste and few nutrients. You might do your body more good by just drinking a glass of water. Head lettuce always used to spoil before I could eat it all anyway.

The butterheads have small, round loose heads with sweet-tasting leaves of pale green. You see them in the store as Bibb or Boston. They are a step ahead of iceberg in that they have more flavor. Romaine is also very popular. It is oblong-shaped with dark green outside leaves that lighten up as you get toward the middle. Romaine is used for Caesar salads and is crunchy. It has a slightly bitter flavor. Mustard, lemon juice and black pepper are good spices to use with a Caesar salad.

Perhaps my favorites, especially since I can grow them in my garden, are leaf lettuces. As yo

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Can a Bearded Dragon Eat Baby Spring Mix Bagged Salads?

The fact that you’re asking yourself, “Can a Bearded Dragon eat baby spring mix bagged salads” leads me to believe you’re a caring pet owner. Many uninformed beardie owners simply toss a bunch of vegetables into the terrarium without properly educating themselves about what a beardie can and can’t eat.

A baby spring mix salad can be harmful to your Bearded Dragon depending on the ingredients in the bag. Ingredients in this type of prepackaged salad varies, so one manufacturer may put certain things in it that another leaves out.

The primary green you want to avoid is spinach. It binds calcium to it and it causes your pet reptile a lot of discomfort because it can’t digest the spinach. In general, lettuce isn’t nutritious food for your beardie, either – because it lacks vitamins and minerals that your pet needs.

Here are some great alternatives:

Collard greens
Bok Choy
Mustard greens
Turnip

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Can a Bearded Dragon Eat Baby Spring Mix Bagged Salads?

The fact that you’re asking yourself, “Can a Bearded Dragon eat baby spring mix bagged salads” leads me to believe you’re a caring pet owner. Many uninformed beardie owners simply toss a bunch of vegetables into the terrarium without properly educating themselves about what a beardie can and can’t eat.

A baby spring mix salad can be harmful to your Bearded Dragon depending on the ingredients in the bag. Ingredients in this type of prepackaged salad varies, so one manufacturer may put certain things in it that another leaves out.

The primary green you want to avoid is spinach. It binds calcium to it and it causes your pet reptile a lot of discomfort because it can’t digest the spinach. In general, lettuce isn’t nutritious food for your beardie, either – because it lacks vitamins and minerals that your pet needs.

Here are some great alternatives:

Collard greens
Bok Choy
Mustard greens
Turnip

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Would You Like Some Avocado And Bacon With Your Egg Salad?

When most people think of salads, they immediately visualize big, leafy strips of lettuce tossed into a bowl with all sorts of colorful companion vegetables. But there are also those kinds of salads that use deliciously sinful mayonnaise as their chief ingredient. Some of the more popular types of these salads are egg salad, potato salad, chicken salad, and the ever popular (and my personal favorite) seafood salad.

Probably the easiest and least expensive to make of all mayonnaise based salads is egg salad. Who doesn’t have a few extra eggs and mayonnaise in their refrigerator? This salad does a great job at filling a person up with plenty of protein, fat, and calories. An interesting twist to this delightful salad is adding corn, avocado, and crisp bacon. While it may sound a bit odd, the mix tastes out of this world!

The first step is to fry some bacon. Cook four slices of bacon in a shallow pan until crispy. Remove them and place on paper towel covered plate t

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What Are the Benefits of Eating a Salad Every Day?

Salad recipes with chicken is a popular type of salad at home and in restaurants as well. Eating a salad a day could be a simple thing to do but it can change your life dramatically while enjoying the rich menu of salad choices.

To start with, a salad normally contains vegetables and it does not matter which salad you prefer, you will find this as the best way to provide your body the veggie and fruit that you need. There are lots of people who are not comfortable eating vegetables and fruits. To solve this issue you can create salads recipes with chicken that may contain these vegetables and fruits which can really help boost your health.

Being part of your total health a salad can likewise help lower the danger of having cancer. Because there are lots of vegetables that has antioxidants a salad a day can essentially help lower the possibility of having this life threatening illness.

Another great benefit of eating salads recipes with chicken a day is weight lo

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