Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red Wine and Honey Salad with Fruit

Red Wine and Honey Salad with Fruit recipe by Barefeet In The Ktichen
I love fruit in a summer salad. The combination of fruits along with the sweet and tangy dressing was a great balance. I used the dehydrated pineapple for the first time and I could not be happier with the result. Fresh pineapple would work every bit as well or possibly better, but honestly, the re-hydrated pineapple tasted very much like fresh.

We had this salad for dinner, along with Grilled Ono and Grilled Pattypans. It was a simple, light and easy summer meal.

Red Wine and Honey Salad with Fruit
(printable recipe)

Salad Ingredients:

6 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 lb fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh or rehydrated pineapple, sliced very thin (approximately 1/8" thick)
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/8 red onion, very thinly sliced

Dressing Ingredients: Orange, Red Wine and Honey Vinaigrette
recipe inspired by Whisked Away

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup light olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

Whisk dressing ingredients together and set aside. Prep salad and drizzle just a tiny bit of the marinade over the top. The recipe makes almost 3/4 of a cup dressing and I only used about 1/4 cup. Store the remaining dressing in the refrigerator. Toss the salad gently to coat with dressing before serving. Enjoy!


  1. This looks so yummy!!!

    Well, off to make breakfast for the birthday boy!

  2. The salad looks absolutely yummy.
    Thanks for visiting my blog - yes, it's a Vitamix. I will use it to make this dressing!!

  3. OMG that picture literally made my mouth water.

  4. Mmmm I love fruit in salad too! This looks great!

  5. Your dressing sounds delicious! I am going to add it to my list right now. Seems like it would really mesh with the fruit flavors!