Add some savory flavor to your sweet fruit salad with avocado, arugula, and cilantro and mix with a bottled poppy seed dressing.
1/2 cup bottled poppy seed dressing
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 avocados, thinly sliced
4 cups loosely packed arugula
2 cups halved seedless green grapes
1 mango, julienned
1 cup diced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Whisk together dressing and grated ginger in a large bowl. Cut avocado slices in half crosswise; gently toss with dressing mixture. Add arugula and remaining ingredients; gently toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Pair with: Tramin Gewürztraminer, Italy or Vouvray.
This salad is amazing - easy to make and one of the best combinations we've had EVER!!! My husband loved it - wants to serve it for all our company dinners! I made my own poppy seed dressing from scratch, since I didn't have any bottled dressing. Also used the fruit I had on hand: ripe peaches, ripe fresh apricots and blueberries - the rest was the same as listed in recipe. I will make this salad all summer with whatever fruit I have on hand as it is equally good with any fruit. Awesome - almost like a dessert - a KEEPER!!!
Took this salad to outdoor brunch in large open bowl and gathered rave reviews from all! The presentation is beautiful! Used (all natural) dressing, and a mix of spinach and arugula! Tip: 'hold' on dressing salad til serving. It's a new combination of flavors, and has already become a 'take-along' fave for 2012 events!