10 Delicious Fruits You Can Add To Your Salads

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  December 07, 2017
  • Why fruit?
    1 / 11 Why fruit?

    Find it hard to get at least 2 servings of fruit daily? Banish this hassle simply by incorporating it into your meals. The juicy and sweet nature of fruits often makes it a wonderful addition to savoury dishes. You won’t have to worry about munching on an apple if your lunchtime salad already had a serving of yummy, sliced apples!

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  • Apple
    2 / 11 Apple

    Apples are one of the most nutritious fruits due to their high water and fibre content. These sweet and crunchy spheres also deliver a good burst of antioxidants and nutrients to your system. Best of all, these juicy and sweet slices ground the taste of your flavourful salad dressing.

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    (Also read: 9 Surprising Benefits Of Eating Apples)

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  • Strawberry
    3 / 11 Strawberry

    A potent source of Vitamin C, these gorgeous berries help to boost your immunity. Adding a few sliced strawberries to your salad enhances its taste and nutritional content. The sour and sweet spoonfuls provide a fresh burst of juiciness to your salad! Pair it with your favourite cheese as strawberries complement its rich taste. 

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  • Orange
    4 / 11 Orange

    Oranges are extremely zesty, pulpy and refreshing fruits that taste good with a variety of salad leaves and meats. Add some slices to your salad for a sweet citrusy burst in every bite. The bright slices will make your summery salad look very Instagrammable as well! Also rich in Vitamin C, oranges are essential in protecting your immune health.

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  • Pineapple
    5 / 11 Pineapple

    Whether you’re a fan of pineapples on pizza or not, we’re sure you’ll love the taste of these tropical fruits with your favourite savoury salads. These bright yellow rings are high in manganese, that is great for great bone health. The addition of sweet pineapple rings in your salad adds depth to the taste of your savoury meats and vegetables because these juicy fruits add a delicious punch!

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  • Mango
    6 / 11 Mango

    Delicious, creamy and sweet, there’s no doubt about how yummy these bright yellow fruits taste. They are also a great source of vitamins and antioxidants that are beneficial to your health. Adding a few cubes of mangoes will give your salad a sweet kick that enhances the taste of your meats and vegetables. Be sure not to add too many mangoes, as they are high in sugar too!

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  • Figs
    7 / 11 Figs

    Figs are wholesome additions to your salad as they increase the nutritional content of your salad drastically as they are high in vitamins and minerals. Add some balance and a whole lot of fibre to your salad as you get a delight with every bite of these sweet and crunchy figs.

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  • Grapes
    8 / 11 Grapes

    Add a handful of grapes to your next salad for the occasional forkful of juicy sweetness in your mouth. Grapes pair very well with cheese so don’t forget to toss your favourite cheese into your salad bowl too! Grapes also provide a good amount of fibre and potassium to your body.

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  • Pomegranate
    9 / 11 Pomegranate

    Deseed a pomegranate and toss a handful of the loose, bright red crystals into your salad. Pomegranates are high in Vitamin C and are also anti-inflammatory. Bite into it and you’ll realise they have a very delicate sweet and sour flavour. These seeds taste amazing with slightly bitter salad leaves.

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  • Blueberries
    10 / 11 Blueberries

    A rare addition to salads, these little berries could actually be a really good addition to your bowl. These succulent fruits protect your bone and heart health aside in addition to being a good source of Vitamin C. They don’t only taste good in sweet dishes but savoury foods as well. These lightly tangy fruits add an interesting depth of flavour to salads, especially against rich cheese and nuts.

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  • Dried fruits
    11 / 11 Dried fruits

    Dried fruits lack moisture but that just means they are concentrated bites of nutrients. Dried cranberries, apricots or prunes are some really nutritious additions to your salad. The presence of these chewy fruits makes your salad even more palatable as they add a lovely flavour to your favourite proteins.

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