Sweet to Beat the Heat
Embrace the bounty of the season by incorporating fruit into your salad rotation. It’s all about the texture combination here—from juicy peaches matched with buttery avocado to sweet strawberries with savory grains. We’ve rounded up seven fruit-forward salad recipes to take the guess work out of your spring and summer flavor pairings.
A great salad is the balanced sum of contrasting flavors and textures—bitter, rich, salty, sweet, soft, crunchy—all with super fresh ingredients. It’s what the snack food industry calls the bliss point, at which human resistance is futile. Case in point: the pork belly stone fruit salad at Charleston, South Carolina’s paean to regional seafood, Chubby Fish.
Sweet, juicy peach slices wrapped in a cummerbund of ham and cooked until crisp equals one of the finest summer combinations to be found.
Chef Teryi Youngblood incorporates savory ingredients into a strawberry salad to highlight the berry’s variety.
This is a perfect salad to pair with grilled fish, beef, or chicken for an open-fire spread.
This vintage fruit salad consists of layered slices of orange and shredded coconut sprinkled with sea salt and pecans for crunch.
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