A Cool Summer Fruit Salad

I love fruit and I love salads. It seems summer is the perfect time for both. I created a summer fruit salad to compliment my new Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar I just received in my new goodie box from Beyond The Olive. More Goodies To Try

I started off by making a pineapple jalapeno vinaigrette and let it set overnight so all the flavors blended together just perfectly. Then I made a tossed fruit salad with jalapeno bacon and Prosciutto and mixed the pineapple jalapeno vinaigrette in with all my other ingredients. This salad is a perfectly cool summer time salad to help beat the heat.

Pineapple-Jalapeno Vinaigrette

2 oz pineapple white balsamic vinegar (from Beyond The Olive)

2 oz white balsamic vinegar

1 large jalapeno, diced fine

1/4 either fresh cilantro, lemon verbena and/or basil, chiffonade very thin

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tsp honey

Combine everything together well and let set for awhile. I let it set overnight.

Pineapple, Blueberry, Prosciutto, Jalapeno Bacon Salad

1 1/2 heads lettuce, chopped small – I used Romaine

1 container fresh blueberries – toss some in with the salad and save some for topping if you like.

1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped

1 cup pineapple, diced small

1 3 oz package Prosciutto, sliced very thin and into small strips

4-5 sliced jalapeno bacon, cooked and cut into small strips (regular bacon will work just fine too)

1/4 red onion, sliced very thin

Toss all the ingredients together and then pour in as much dressing as you like, and toss it all together once more. Pour the dressing on right before serving so the salad doesn’t get soggy.

Once everything is tossed together, it is time to enjoy this cool summer salad and help take away some of the heat. You can serve it as a side salad or as a main salad. Either way, I promise you are going to love it.

Stay safe, stay well, and stay cool. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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