Jul
20

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing

Thank you to Naturipe Farms for sponsoring this post!

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow and try this salad with fresh spinach, strawberries, mango, papaya, nectarines, quinoa and macadamia nuts!

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow

Sunny skies, emerald green water, sand under my toes and a fresh vibrant salad. I love everything about summer. Despite the heat and humidity, I never want summer to end. Fortunately, you can enjoy the flavors of summer no matter what time of the year. This Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is summer in a bowl. Fresh fruit, veggies, nuts and quinoa create a meal that is good for you. You will want to make this salad over and over again through winter, spring and fall.

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow  Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow

As part of the Eat the Rainbow Recipe Challenge, Naturipe challenged me to create a delicious salad featuring juicy red strawberries and a vibrant orange color. I love any excuse to add fruit to a salad so I created this salad with fresh strawberries, mango, papaya, nectarines and macadamia nuts. I also added some baby spinach and tri-color quinoa to create a nutritious, vibrant and colorful meal.

The best part of this salad is the strawberry-ginger dressing. It is sweet but not too sweet and compliments the other flavors. Even if you don’t like ginger, you will love this dressing. The ginger enhances the flavor of the strawberries. The sweet taste of the honey combined with the strawberries, ginger, olive oil and apple cider vinegar creates a creamy, flavorful and fresh salad dressing.

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow

Do you think I met the Eat the Rainbow Recipe challenge? If so, follow Naturipe on Facebook and vote for your favorite recipe starting in August. I’m going head to head with four other food bloggers who will be sharing their unique out-of-the-box recipes for breakfast, dessert, dinner and drink. Go ahead, eat the rainbow and fuel your body with a plentiful serving of fruit, veggies and protein!

Yields 2 - 3 servings

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing
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Ingredients

    For the salad:
  • 4 ounces spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (I used tri-color)
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped papaya
  • 1/2 cup chopped nectarine
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • For the strawberry-ginger dressing:
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing (strawberries through honey) to a food processor. Pulse until well blended.
  2. In a large bowl, add the spinach, quinoa, strawberries, mango, papaya, nectarine and macadamia nuts. Stir to combine. Divide salad evenly between two or three bowls. Top with strawberry-ginger dressing and serve.
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Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Strawberry Tropical Fruit Salad with Strawberry-Ginger Dressing is a colorful, flavorful and delicious salad! #EatTheRainbow

This post was created in partnership with Naturipe Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.

52 Comments

  1. Beth

    This is perfect Ashley! I could also see myself adding some grilled chicken to it for a complete dinner! :)

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I am down for any challenge, especially one that involves eating… and even more so if it involves eating something THIS delicious! This salad looks amazing, Ashley! I am swooning over that Strawberry-Ginger Dressing- Gimme Gimme!!! I’d say you kicked the ‘eat the rainbow challenge’ right in the tookis! Pinned! <3

  3. Erin @ The Almond Eater

    Ahh I love everythinggggg about this, especially the addition of macadamia nuts! I tend to forget about them, but they’re so good!

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    What an absolutely gorgeous and mouthwatering salad! I love all the fruit you paired in this! And that dressing is so pretty and pink!

  5. Julie | This Gal Cooks

    This is such a beautiful salad, Ashley! The dressing looks incredible. Wish I was having this for lunch today!

  6. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh this is so pretty! I bet eating it just makes you feel so good. And you are such a strawberry girl. I always think of you and strawberries together! :-)

  7. Kelly

    This salad is beautiful, Ashley! I love all those tropical fruit with the strawberries! That strawberry vinaigrette sounds perfect too – this looks like the perfect summer salad!

  8. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Gorgeous salad Ashley! I love the strawberries and all that tropical fruit, so colorful!

  9. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    WOW! That has to be the freshest and tastiest looking salad I have ever seen! Your photography is incredible eye catching Ashley. You go girl!

  10. Ashley

    What a gorgeous salad! I LOVE the sound of that dressing!! With that ginger… yum!

  11. Manali @ CookWithManali

    What a GORGEOUS salad Ashley!! love the pretty colors, the dressing sounds incredible!

  12. Medeja

    I just love all the ingredients in this salad! And especially the dressing!

  13. Cali @ Cali's Cuisine

    Very nicely done! Love the addition of quinoa (a whole grain!) to this ultra healthy salad. The addition of ginger to the dressing must give a very nice zip!

  14. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love this salad!!! i’m a big fan of fresh fruits on salads!!! esp in the summer!!! love the tri-colored quinoa and that dressing!!! beautiful!

  15. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This salad is so beautiful! We really do eat first with our eyes, and I want this salad in my mouth ASAP :)

  16. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks

    I recently made a grapefruit ginger dressing and it was awesome. I’ll have to give this a try!!

  17. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    I am like you, I also love any excuse to add fruit to a salad, but I have to say that the best part of this salad is the strawberry-ginger dressing! I have to try this 😉

  18. Brielle @ Breezy Bakes

    Oh my! That is one beautiful salad!!! We are moving to Hawaii in a week, and I’m pretty sure this is the epitome of island living. I will be making this dressing by the jugful. Yummy!

  19. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This salad sounds amazing! Love all of the tropical flavors in this!

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  21. Lou Lou Girls

    I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

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  39. Lara

    Hello Ashley,

    I really like your page! :) I wanted to ask you where you get that recipe “plugin” form from?

    Best,

    Lara

    • Ashley

      Hi, Lara! My recipe form is Ziplist but they no longer offer support for the plugin.

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