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I’ve been in a salad mood lately, and this one seemed to hit the spot! I loved everything about it! And it looked so pretty! *Almost* to good to eat!

Zesty Spring Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup almond slices or pecans
  • 2 TB sugar
  • Spring Mix Salad
  • 2 kiwis -peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup of strawberries -diced
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 avocado -peeled and sliced
  • 1 pear -sliced
  • zest of orange or mandarin oranges
  • Dressing:
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 TB sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • zest and juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Caramelize nuts by mixing with sugar in small skillet over low heat until sugar melts.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  3. Toss salad ingredients together with nuts, add dressing to coat and serve.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/zesty-spring-salad/

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Directions:

Caramelize nuts by mixing with sugar in small skillet over low heat until sugar melts.

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.

Toss salad ingredients together with nuts, add dressing to coat and serve.

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YUM!! This salad was so good! It would be good with grilled chicken on top as well. Perfect for summer time! You must try this!

So what’s your favorite salad?


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40 Responses to “Zesty Spring Salad”

  1. Dorangela

    This looks so yummy! I love all of these ingredients. It will be a great summer salad, especially over here in Florida where it’s already very hot out! I will try it and let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

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      • Dorangela

        We’ve been in the pool almost every day since April! Today it was 97 degrees. Summer is going to be brutal! Thank goodness for air conditioning!

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    • Jamielyn

      Oh my hubby is the same way! I rarely make salads like this unless were going to a party since I’m the only one who will eat it. lol. He just likes lettuce tomatoes and ranch!

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  2. Ambrosia

    This salad looks beautiful AND delicious! I may just have to invite some girlfriends over and make it. (No way would my hubby or boys appreciate a salad like this!)

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      haha yes definitely a “girl” salad as my hubby would call it. ;)

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Thanks Mal! I’ve been “trying” to get better. It’s so fun taking pictures!

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  3. Dorangela

    I just showed my husband the picture of your salad, and now he wants me to make that for dinner tomorrow. It’s a good thing because that’s what I was going to make anyways, I just won’t tell him that! I’ll let you know how everyone likes it! I love avocados so I’m sure I’ll love it!

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  4. trish

    ok this was the first click from Tidy Mom b/c it looks so great! Thanks for the recipe, I am making this for sure this weekend.!! You rock girl

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Thanks Trish! Yes this is the perfect salad for Memorial Day. Have a good weekend!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Yes this is the perfect salad for lunch with a few friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Thanks Cheryl! It’s SO yummy! Have a good Memorial Day!

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  5. Sue

    Just posted this as my first in a series of “healthy living” posts I hope to be doing this month. It looks sooooo good! I’ll have to find a farmer’s market to attend tomorrow to get the freshest of ingredients!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Ah thank you!! You’ll have to let me know how you like it. Definitely a new fave!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Thanks Heather! You’ll have to make one, so YUMMY!

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      Me too! They’re so refreshing! You’ll definitely have to try it out.

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    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes

      haha!! To bad we don’t live closer… I’d make you some!

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  6. Holly L

    That salad sounds amazing…what a fun new way “to salad” We eat salad a lot so I may be giving this a try very soon.

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  7. Vicky

    I made the dressing & the salad, ah, absolutely amazing! So refreshing, so fresh, light, yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Terrie Cruz

    I love any salad with avocado on it. To bad we don’t live closer… I’d make you some! Thanks for sharing.

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