Fruit vs Vegetable Salad Dressings: Why You Should Be Eating More Fruit

It’s been almost 20 years since I first heard about the fruit salad dressing concept and I’ve loved every bite I’ve had.

The fruit itself has a refreshingly tart flavor and its crunchy texture is the perfect way to enjoy a salad without having to be tempted by the more sugary alternatives.

But that’s not all that is fruit salad.

The dressing can also be used to make fruit pie crusts, apple slices, and other desserts.

It’s versatile enough to be used in so many different ways, and if you’re like me, you enjoy the versatility.

And, yes, the idea of fruit and vegetables in a salad has always been something I’ve wanted to try, but I never really got around to it. 

I started experimenting with fruit salad dressings in 2013 when I realized that I could make a salad dressing without having any of the ingredients at all.

I decided to make a fruit salad with a fruit-based dressing for a recipe called  Fruit vs Veggie Salad Dressing.

It was a quick, easy, and healthy way to add a splash of fruit to a salad. 

But the fruit was a little hard to work with.

I was having trouble finding a sweet and tart fruit to add to my salad dressing and I ended up with a mix of sweet and salty fruit, so I didn’t get to taste the fruit.

So I started over.

I thought I would try the same recipe using a different fruit, but instead of a fruit with a sweet, tart, and salty taste, I ended on the opposite end of the spectrum.

I started with a combination of fruit, watermelon, avocado, peaches, and nectarines.

I then added a few things to make the fruit taste more fresh, including some fresh herbs and rosemary.

I then used a vegetable peeler to remove some of the excess fruit.

And finally, I added some fresh mint and lavender to the dressing. 

The result was a very satisfying salad with no fruit at all in it, but with a little extra time, I think it would be even better.

And yes, I’ve tried it with all sorts of fruits.

Fruit from fresh fruits like peaches and cherries, but also berries, apples, pears, and apricots.

I also tried fruit salad from fresh mangoes, raspberries, blackberries, kiwis, kola nut, pecans, peppercorns, and strawberries. 

Now that I have the fruit dressing, I am planning on making a fruit and vegetable salad for lunch the next day.

I know I will be using the dressing as a base to make other salad dressers like this one. 

Fruit vs Vegetables Dressing Ingredients 1 small sweet and/or tart fruit (such as peaches or cherries) 1/2 cup fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, mint, or lavender (such a mix is delicious) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons watermelon juice (optional) 1 bunch of peaches (or 1 cup of dried fruit) (optional if using watermelon) 1 1/4 cups watermelon halves 1/3 cup peaches slices or pieces 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice (to taste) Directions Place the fruit and herbs into a bowl and mix until well combined.

Add the watermelon and the watermelons watermelon pieces and mix thoroughly.

Add in the lemon juice, lemon juice and lime juice.

Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour.

Serve immediately.