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Rainbow Symphony Fruit Salad with Walnuts & Feta

on Wild Greens with a Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

Rainbow Fruit Salad on Wild Greens with Toasted Walnuts & Feta Cheese

We made rainbow fruit kebabs for my daughter’s birthday party. Both of her parties, in fact (one for her school friends, one for her dance friends). The second party was smaller, so now my fridge is filled with fruit. Fruit in literally all the colors of the rainbow.

That just screams for a salad, doesn’t it?

Rainbow Fruit Salad on Wild Greens with Toasted Walnuts & Feta Cheese

Now, you could arrange all these pretty fruits over the greens in the shape of a rainbow I suppose. I just wanted a sprinkle of fruit amongst my greens, though. And a crunchy nut flavor with some salty, creamy cheese. The best part of this salad, I think, was each time I encountered a new fruit, the taste was a little different. But the greens, the dressing, the cheese and the walnuts held it all together so it was a constant symphony of taste with changing fruit highlights. Sort of like different singers singing the same melody, or different instruments playing the same tune. It felt a little like listening to a really good orchestra playing a beautiful piece of music … like being at the Symphony.

Rainbow Fruit Salad on Wild Greens with Toasted Walnuts & Feta Cheese

Rainbow Symphony Fruit Salad on Wild Greens

with Toasted Walnuts & Feta Cheese

  • Greens of your choice (I used dandelion greens.)
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Honeydew melon
  • Chopped fresh pineapple
  • Fresh orange, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Feta cheese

Fill your salad bowl most of the way with greens. Tuck the fruits in amongst the greens, sprinkle with a few toasted walnuts and a bit of crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing.

Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

Okay this isn’t really a NEW salad dressing recipe … it’s a salad dressing transformation. I wanted that honey lemon, but I also wanted a bit of creaminess, a bit more sweet citrus taste, and some poppyseeds, so I just added them. I think you could get away with using the Honey Lemon Ginger White Wine Vinaigrette as is. Or you could go a different direction and just add some honey to the orange juice, yogurt and poppyseeds.

Mix all ingredients and drizzle over the salad.

Enjoy the symphony.

Rainbow Symphony Fruit Salad on Wild Greens with Toasted Walnuts and Feta Cheese

This recipe was shared at Mealtime MondaysTotally Tasty TuesdaysTrick or Treat Tuesdays, and Tastetastic Thursdays.

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4 responses

  1. That looks so good and refreshing! I can’t wait to try your dressing recipe!

    Thanks for linking up at Mealtime Monday!

    May 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

  2. Ann, I truly LOVE the symphony analogy! Brilliant! I LOVE classical music and listen to the “classical stream” of the NOLA NPR station pretty much every waking hour, especially if I’m online. Your Rainbow Symphony Fruit Salad is at least as beautiful as my favorite Mozart… I miss going to symphony concerts. Thanks dear Ann :) xoxoxo

    May 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  3. I just love how fresh your rainbow salad is!!! And the dressing totally is perfect for this pretty salad!!!

    May 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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