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Say hello to my new favorite thing this summer—a Fruity Greek Salad with Sweet Mango Salad Dressing! A salad recipe that pairs beautifully with everything. Seriously everything! A salad recipe that’s super refreshing, sweet, tangy, crunchy, juicy, everything! Plus it gets drizzled with a sweet and tangy mango Greek salad dressing that just pops the flavor out of all the other fruits!
You all know I have a thing for salads. A real thing. I brag so much about this fact, to a point where it almost feels misleading lol Because like everyone else (I hope!) I also have a thing for luscious stuff, however I don’t really brag about it lol I’ll just share it and leave the bragging to you! But seriously, with almost all my happy salad days, I think this Greek salad here is taking the crown of my happiest salad day ever!
First of all, I think because my roots are from the Mediterranean, Greek salad will always hit home for me and feta cheese brings me so much comfort! 🙂 But that’s not really all that’s to it. It’s the fruit. Totally the fruit. And specially summer fruits. Actually FRESH fruits and lettuce which I’ve been enjoying stored in an amazing Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ produce container! This Greek salad feels like summer on a plate. Something that I certainly wish it could last forever!! 🙂
Ok can I quickly mention how I LOVE these Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ produce containers—which I happen to find at my local Kroger (and on sale too!) First off, my Kroger became my go to place for fresh and organic produce—love it ever since I discovered it in MI 🙂 And my beloved Rubbermaid® has captured my heart ever since I tried their Brilliance line and made this divine Best Lasagna Soup recipe (which if you haven’t yet tried, let me tell you, you’re missing OUT). So when I heard about the new FreshWorks™containers, my curiosity lead me straight to the food storage aisle!
I probably should’ve showed you a before and after, but frankly the before and after photos look JUST the same! For today’s salad recipe, I bought the large size container which is ideal for storing lettuce. Overall I was blown away by how fresh my lettuce looked a week after I stored it in the Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ container. There’s a patented FreshVent™ Technology which keeps produce fresher longer. This technology also allows excess CO2 to escape and allows more O2 to go in which is optimal to maintain fresh produce. At the bottom of each container, there’s also a Crisp Tray™ to put your produce on, and it elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help prevent spoilage. You can read more about it here!
So with such fresh lettuce and produce, you can imagine how many salad bowls you’ll be making out of them! So back to this sweet Greek salad recipe, while it’s just PERFECT the way I made it, I can assure you it’ll be just as perfect when you add in your special touch 🙂 Swap some fruits around, remove the feta and make it vegan, add a touch of tomatoes or cucumbers if you like..anything that feels like a happy salad day for you!
The inspiration for all these fruits—mango, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, peaces, apples and pomegranate arils in a salad came from a very fancy cafe we went to last week. One of my friends was leaving so four of us decided to go have breakfast at a nice cafe. We all had eggs, bagels, plenty of coffee..and one of my friends ordered a fruit salad with bread. At first we all joked about her “healthy option” and doubted this fruit salad would ever feel like a filing breakfast!
Eventually, as you can imagine we all had a taste or two of that huge fruity salad bowl she ordered. It wasn’t a Greek Salad or Greek inspired, it was lettuce, fruits and a sweet mayo based orange-ish dressing. The taste was SO refreshing! It felt SO sweet and above all it was really filling! We ended up ordering another bowl of salad, and taking some of our bagels to go lol So I cam home feeling like I NEED to make this! And even more, I need to add a Greek twist and make a fruity Greek Salad!
I can’t urge you ENOUGH to make this salad and I can guarantee you’ll make it more often than you think!! It’s awesome on its’ own, and likewise it’s awesome paired with whatever you’re grilling this season! Also just as awesome if you add in some grains, seeds and beans! Actually black beans would be my pick 🙂 And when it comes to the choice of fruits, make use of all the gorgeous summer produce like I did! I used strawberries, mangoes, pineapples, apples, nectarines, peaches, pomegranate arils, blueberries and I added in a bit of kale and mint with my lettuce and some scallions. PERFECTION 🙂
Can I quickly mention the dressing before I let you go? I made it in my favorite mini food processor— mangos, honey, apple vinegar, pinch of salt, some fresh oregano and olive oil. Simple, yet luscious! This mango sauce is perfect drizzled on grilled chicken, and even perfect if you feel like adding in some chilli flakes and spice to it if you’re a spice person. Either way make PLENTY of it, you’ll need it 🙂
Finally, I have an amazing offer for you—while supplies last, you can Get $2 Off FreshWorksTM Now !! Use the different sizes for different types of produce and enjoy the freshness 🙂 And the best way to use that freshness is to make this fruity Greek Salad, I assure you it will be one of your favorites too!! 🙂 Enjoy! 🙂
Fruity Greek Salad With Sweet Mango Salad Dressing
Fruity Greek Salad with Sweet Mango Salad Dressing! A salad recipe that pairs beautifully with everything. Seriously everything! A salad recipe that’s super refreshing, sweet, tangy, crunchy, juicy, everything! Plus it gets drizzled with a sweet and tangy mango Greek salad dressing that just pops the flavor out of all the other fruits!
- 2 cups of thinly sliced curly lettuce or your favorite type of lettuce
- 1 cup of thinly sliced kale leaves
- 1/4 cup of minced fresh mint leaves
- 2 scallions minced
- 1 1/2 cup of diced mango cubes
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups of diced apples
- 1 cup of diced nectarines
- 1/2 cup of diced peaches
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 cup of thinly sliced pineapple
- 3/4 cup of pomegranate arils
- 1 cup of crumbled Greek style Feta cheese
Sweet Mango Dressing:
- 1 mango peeled and roughly diced
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt ore or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon of fresh oregano leaves minced or use 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano (more or less to taste too)
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Toss all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
- To make the dressing: Place all the ingredients in a mini food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy! 🙂