I’m a agency believer that each individual BBQ or get together should really have at least a number of healthier options obtainable for attendees to nosh on. No one needs to clearly show up and only be served mayo-loaded potato salad, overly salted potato chips, hot puppies, cake from the grocery retailer and cantaloupe that tastes like it is out of a GMO manufacturing facility.

All right, it’s possible those are only the events I’ve been to. Whomp whomp.

Even now, it just could possibly time to move it up a notch with an outrageously good salad loaded with refreshing fruit, shiny greens, toasty nuts and a to die for balsamic dressing. Wouldn’t you agree?

This salad was centered off a recipe we appreciated while we were being back in Pensacola, Florida final November. We stopped by SoGourmet after a wine and cheese tasting and the chef delighted us with his renowned SoChopped salad. At that point I felt as nevertheless I may in fact burst, but resolved that a number of bites of the salad was needed to be both equally appreciative and sleek. Soon after all, he did make it for us.

fruit and nut salad in a bowl

5 minutes later on the overall salad was entirely Long gone. Tony and I basically forked our way by way of a giant bowlful with zero regrets. Concerning bites we kept asking every other, “How is this salad SO fantastic?”

I believed perhaps we have been in a delirious foods coma. I imply, could a salad truly be THAT good?

I wouldn’t know for absolutely sure right until we created it back household and I tried to recreate the salad myself.

Turns out I wasn’t outrageous. The salad stunned us with delight and taste the 2nd time we savored it too, so of course I experienced to dub with the greatest fruit, cheese and nut salad identify. Just because.

fruit and nut salad in a bowl

Wanna know what else this salad is? Adaptable.

Try out it with peach and blueberries. Or most likely juicy strawberries. Include in a small avocado if which is your point. Switch up the nuts to almonds or pecans.

If you make this recipe, be positive to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram, or leave a remark under to allow me know how you favored it! xoxo!

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Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese

A person Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

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Recipe by: Evi Madison // Photography by: Sarah Fennel