The Perfect Summer Salad

A few weeks ago my friend Sherra was describing this amazing salad she had just had at Paradise Bakery.  Since Sherra typically doesn’t eat anything green I figured it must be a really good salad if she liked it!

After she described it I had to google it and find a recipe for it.  She was right – it is great. 

It is a perfect summer salad because it incorporates all kinds of yummy fruit – some canned and some fresh.   Not only is it yummy, it is so pretty with all the different colored fruits!

You could easily adapt it to whatever was in season and in the off-season just use canned fruit.

Just customize it according to whatever fruit you have on hand. I used Kraft Poppyseed Dressing.

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The Perfect Summer Salad

aka Paradise Bakery Summer Berry Salad

The Perfect Summer Salad
  • 1 lb. romaine lettuce
  •  1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • ½ cup toasted pecans
  • poppyseed dressing
  1. Slice fruit and combined with lettuce and dressing.  Enjoy!
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    We had this delicious salad for dinner tonight. I just cut up pineapple and strawberries, threw in small whole grapes, butter toffee sliced almonds, and feta, and topped with store bought dressing. We’re going berry picking this week, so I’ll throw in blueberries next time. I love the versatility. Thanks for sharing…this will be a staple at our house, esp. in the summer.

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