This delicious and Healthy Fruit and Nut Salad is everything that is good about summer! It is light and loaded with all the summer bounties. It can be personalized, depending on what fruit and nuts you are into. I also added in some farro for an even healthier boost!
The dressing for the salad was a blueberry vinaigrette. It has been a favorite of mine for a while now and makes a regular appearance in my summer salads.
The best thing about the blueberry vinaigrette is it is so fast to make. Everything is thrown together in a food processor or blender and whipped up within minutes.
I love to use whole grains as much as I can, especially in my salads. The texture it adds is amazing. I always bulk cook my grains too. Then they are ready to go in the fridge anytime I need them. For this salad I wanted farro. Are you familiar with this grain yet? It is an ancient grain that has gained a lot of traction recently. Thank heavens, because it is good! It has a great flavor and adds just the right amount of chew to any food.
Alright, I think it is time to get this salad going. Start with a good base of mixed grains. If you are wondering if I eat this whole salad myself? Yes, yes I do.
Next, layer in your grains. I like to use about 1/2 cup per salad. A little of this farro goes a long way.
I used 2 kinds of nuts for this salad, but could have used 4. I really like almost every kind of nut! For this I used sliced almonds and chopped pecans.
I don’t buy fresh raspberries often, they are just so expensive. I do occasionally when they will really shine though. This salad is a great way for them to shine. I also added some in season blueberries as well.
This is it. The finished salad. It is beautiful, it is bright and it is so healthy and filling.
If this isn’t on your list of foods to make soon, it should be! A healthy fruit and nut salad deserve its place on everyone’s menu.
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