Fruit in salads is just wrong! Well, according to quite a few salad lovers fruit does not have a place in the savoury world of vegetables, fish and meat. We hear you so here’s a collection of salads without fruit!
Salads are meant to be savoury, and fruit is sweet. Should they belong together in a salad recipe? For some, apparently not, vehemently defending their stance. Where do you stand?
At The Devil Wears Salad, we love adding fruit to our salads.
However, within our own circle of family and friends, we know people who don’t!
To clarify, we’re excluding produce that are botanically classified as a fruit, but we eat them as vegetables like tomatoes, avocados or peas.
Sammy’s son doesn’t like mixing fruit in savoury salads because he doesn’t like mixing sweet and savoury together.
Phen’s oldest son does not like mango in salads. Yup, only mangos because they are mushy and traditional salads are meant to be crisp and fresh.
And yes, he does eat mangos on its own.
Amy’s dear friend complains non stop, and in the many years of her making salads for potluck dinners or celebrations, she always had to make another salad that was purely savoury just for him. And he had no qualms voicing his displeasure either! Well, all in jest yet serious at the same time.
He would always say “fruit salad again?” or “why did you spoil your salad with fruit?”.
The irony of it all is that he likes fruits! Just not on a bed of lettuce, I suppose.
“People who like fruits in salads are just wrong.”
“There are so many vegetables to make into a salad, so why complicate things?”
“Do you ever see a fruit salad with potato in it???”
We do have to admit that when we’re making multiple salads, we ensure that if we’re making one with fruit in it, we will make the others without.
Otherwise, it won’t provide an interesting enough of a variety to suit differing palates.
Much like some people don’t like cooked fruit, there are salad eaters out there who find the concept of mixing fruit and vegetables simply unnatural.
We respect everyone’s choices and preferences, and of course, we have a great range of salad recipes without fruit.
Wonder what they think about salad dressings with fruit in it? Fruit for thought.
Let’s bring Hasselback potatoes back into vogue by making a potato salad with a difference. Crispy on the outside and fluffy and creamy on the inside. Served with a sweet mustard vinaigrette, what more could you ask for?
Earthy mushrooms mixed with crunchy water chestnuts, fresh snow peas and cut chillies, served over crisp baby gem lettuce salad cups, this is a delicate Asian salad that looks and tastes fantastic.
A deliciously colourful salad with roasted heirloom carrots and red onions layered on top of a bed of chewy pearl couscous, fresh mint and chopped almonds. A salad that satisfies.
This lean and healthy Chinese Cauliflower Salad celebrates quintessential Asian flavours with a new kid on the block.
The sweet and tender stalks of this new vegetable mixed through with a clean protein is simply delicious!
Surely sweet potato and salty semi-cured Spanish sausage would be considered a pairing to die for!
This Chorizo Salad is further completed by the freshness of baby spinach leaves and more natural sweetness from roasted red onions. No dressing needed. It speaks for itself!
This egg-cellent salad of egg tofu and thinly sliced omelette is accompanied by the crunch of the green beans and rounded off by the sweet and sour plum sauce vinaigrette.
Inspired by the classic bangers and mash and transforming that idea into a Roast Potato Sausage Salad that’s bold in flavour and big in heartiness.
A celebration of colours, this Asian Vermicelli Salad delivers on flavour and presentation.
Mixed through with aromatic Vietnamese mint, crunchy sugar snap peas and pungent fish sauce, this salad will soon become a dinner party favourite!
Pan fried potatoes mingled with tangy marinated artichokes and crispy maple glazed pancetta, all tossed together with a tangy creme fraiche dressing. This is comfort food heaven.
A special occasion calls for a majestic salad. This King Oyster Mushroom Salad exudes umami flavours complemented with sweet yellow beans and butter crisped sage. What a decadent combination!
This Korean inspired Gochujang Chicken Salad is an explosion of mouth-watering flavours and prickly heat. It’s almost too good to share!
Enjoy the creaminess of this Dutch Carrot Salad without the use of any dairy.
The combination of the hummus and the oozing soft-boiled eggs provide for a velvety alternative. Add in the crunch of the pistachios and you have a delectable side salad.
This salad is not for the faint-hearted home cook. Designed to impress, this Kingfish Sashimi Salad requires sophisticated plating, a gourmet palate and use of a unique ingredient. Inspired by Japanese flavours, your guests will appreciate you all the more!
Hearty and wholesome. Two words not normally used to describe a salad. But this Purple Cauliflower Salad is exactly that due to its creaminess, roasted undertones and nutty flavours.
Pickled shiitake mushrooms, stir fried lotus root, crunchy edamame beans and dash of chilli and ginger, gives this healthy Lotus Root Salad a whole lot of kick that is perfect as a meal on its own or as a comforting side dish for entertaining
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Salad Ingredient Pairings
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