Looking for some salad excitement? Try this Pink Perfection Peach and Raspberry Salad. The taste of the sweet fruits and tangy dressing perfectly compliment the full-bodied flavor of the spinach base – and this is a salad which looks as good as it tastes. You’ll feel like a gourmet chef when you serve this salad; combining fruits and vegetables is a bold cooking move, and this recipe will help you pull it off perfectly. What’s more, it’s excellent for you! Keep the calories low and the healthiness-quotient high by using sugar-free raspberry preserves; in a salad with so many bold flavors, you’ll never taste the difference.
If you’re a strawberry fan, rejoice! You can also make this tasty salad using strawberries and sugar-free strawberry preserves. Or, if orange flavor is more to your liking, you can replace the raspberries and raspberry preserves with fresh orange slices and sugar-free orange marmalade. No matter which combination you use, this salad is delicious. If you’re a cheese fan, you can lightly sprinkle the finished salad with a little feta or bleu cheese – it won’t add many calories, and adds a distinctive flavor boost.
Pink Perfection Salad
1/3 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar-free raspberry preserves
2 tablespoons oil
3 medium to large peaches, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-sized slices
1 bunch fresh spinach, thoroughly cleaned
1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced thin
1 starfruit, thinly sliced
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup walnuts (optional)
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat until the preserves melt and the dressing is hot and well-combined. Place the peaches in a medium-sized bowl and pour the hot dressing over them, gently tossing to thoroughly coat all the peaches. Cover the bowl and let stand while preparing the rest of the salad.
Arrange the spinach on large serving plates, and top with equal portions of the remaining salad ingredients. Remove the peaches from the dressing and place them on the salads; put the dressing in a separate container and serve it alongside the salads. This recipe makes four – six good-sized salads.
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