Fresh Summer Salad with Apricots and Strawberries

Fresh Summer Salad with Apricots and Strawberries
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This fresh salad with apricots and strawberries makes a delicious light morning meal or dessert with super sweet delicate flavor and texture.

Bring the taste of summer to your salad bowl. Get your fork and dive in!

If you’ve just bought some golden, velvety apricots or already have them in your pantry or fridge, you must try this incredibly flavorful cake without eggs, butter, or milk.

Healthy summer plant based salad with apricots and fruit for morning breakfast or dessert

Want a delightful family-friendly side dish? This refreshing, good-for-you apricot-spinach-strawberry salad is our summer favorite. The best way to cool down and relax on a long, warm day is with a quick and cool salad blend ready in just 10 minutes!

Healthy salad with apricots, spinach and strawberries

We all know that how we start our morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, right? So why not make it a habit to fuel our bodies with a big vibrant fruit bowl and a refreshing smoothie glass? Perfection!

Vegan salad with apricots. Gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened fruit bowl.

What about a colorful summer fruit salad for a morning breakfast? Ohh yes, please! This dreamy apricot salad is the most perfect and healthy way to start your day off. It boosts your metabolism and energy levels while at the same time helps you burn calories and fat more effectively during the day.

What does fruit salad contain?

This simple fresh apricot salad recipe contains a few wholesome, plant-based ingredients. No animal ingredients here, it’s completely vegan and vegetarian. Besides that, this fruit salad recipe is gluten-free, suitable for people who are gluten sensitive or intolerant. That means that everyone can enjoy it!

These are the ingredients:

Wholesome, plant-based, natural ingredients for preparing raw salad with apricots, strawberries and spinach.
  • Fresh apricots
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Baby spinach
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Fresh mint
  • Walnuts
  • Agave syrup (or maple syrup)

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to make apricot fruit salad?

  1. Combine all ingredients

    First, in a large salad bowl combine sliced apricots, halved strawberries, and spinach leaves. Top it with raw walnuts.

  2. Prepare the dressing

    Next, prepare the fresh mint dressing. In a jar or airtight container pour the juice from the orange and lemon. Add finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Mix it with agave or maple syrup. Shake until all well combined. Gently toss the salad and vinaigrette until everything gets together nicely.

  3. Serve immediately

    It’s best to serve immediately after being tossed together. Enjoy it as a healthy breakfast, brunch, side dish, dessert, or snack. Add more walnuts or other nuts of choice as desired. Omit the walnuts for a nut-free, allergy-friendly salad.

Easy and simple weight-loss morning breakfast salad
Is fruit salad good for weight loss?

Need to lose weight? Skip all those restrictions and fad diets.
Focus on eating raw, fresh, minimally processed food. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are an essential part of a healthy, weight-loss diet. They are easy to add to your clean eating meal plan. Fresh apricots, strawberries, and spinach are very low in calories while rich in nutrients, fiber, and powerful antioxidants. At the same time, they contain important vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly. Furthermore, they promote good gut health and may speed up your digestion naturally. To conclude, eating fresh fruit is helpful to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity without problems

Tasty kid-friendly summer salad with apricots. Best as a light breakfast, brunch, dessert, side dish or snack.

Is eating a fruit salad everyday healthy?

Absolutely! It’s not only healthy but also very satisfying and enjoyable. You’ll want to eat this sweet combo every single day!

Can I use frozen fruit?

I don’t recommend using frozen fruit simply because it will become watery after thawing. It’s best to eat it within few hours after making it. If you want to prepare it in advance, you can chop up the fruits and refrigerate but keep the dressing immediately before eating it. In that way, it keeps its texture without becoming soggy.

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I hope you’ll love this hearty salad with apricots: It’s:

  • Naturally-sweetened
  • Citrusy
  • Summery
  • Crunchy
  • Budget-friendly
  • Loaded with plant-based nutrients
  • So tasty!

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Fresh Summer Salad with Apricots and Strawberries

Marinela
This fresh salad with apricots and strawberries makes adelicious light morning meal or dessert with super sweet delicate flavor andtexture.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, vegan
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 servings
Calories 221 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 7-8 fresh apricots pitted, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts roughly chopped

For the apricot salad dressing

  • 4 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 2bsp tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (use maple syrup or any sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • First, in a large salad bowl combine sliced apricots, halved strawberries, and spinach leaves. Top it with raw walnuts.
    Raw, fresh ingredients for simple apricot salad recipe
  • Next, prepare the fresh mint dressing. In a jar or airtight container pour the juice from the orange and lemon. Add finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Mix it with agave or maple syrup. Shake until all well combined. Gently toss the salad and vinaigrette until everything gets together nicely.
    Lemon, orange and fresh mint vinaigrette dressing for fruit salad with apricots
  • It’s best to serve immediatelyafter being tossed together. Enjoy it as a healthy breakfast, brunch, sidedish, dessert, or snack. Add more walnuts or other nuts of choice as desired.Omit the walnuts for a nut-free, allergy-friendly salad.
    Easy summer fresh salad with apricots and strawberries

Notes

  • I find that this fresh fruit salad is best to be eaten the same day it is made. Because it is so simple to prepare, you can literally make it in minutes, I don’t recommend keeping it in the fridge for more than a few hours.
  • You can substitute the apricots with nectarines, plums, cherries, pears, or peaches. Swap the strawberries with fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.
  • Swap baby spinach with kale or lettuce.
  • Also, you can toss it with nuts other than walnuts, for example, hazelnuts, almonds, or cashews.
  • For a nut-free version use sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal
Keyword fresh, fruit salad, healthy, plant based, salad, salad with apricots
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