Fruit salads are usually sweet at this time of the year. Juicy, ripe, fragrant fruit with sweet flavoring. This is the happiness of summer salad, bite after bite. In other words, I often feel that it is necessary to take these fruit salads from the dessert area and bring them to the delicious side nearby. This is what we are doing today.
Delicious fruit summer salad
One of the most popular examples of this salad is the (always popular) combination of watermelon, feta and mint. You may be very clear. You can get the sweetness from melon, the salt from feta, and the spicy herb flavor of mint. This is an example, but there are many other ways to explore this field. There are many ways to highlight and bring out the soft sweetness of summer fruits. I think we may pass some other ideas on today's recipe road. Let us brainstorm!
Summer fruits are usually very tender, so it will be nice to bring a sense of crunch and texture to the preparation. You can use fried onions, shallots or roasted nuts. I think we can agree that few things will not be improved by introducing deep caramelized shallots-they are the most popular ingredient in this salad (or many salads, really). In addition, the introduction of mixed green elements is usually welcome, and you can use various herbs, bean sprouts or salad vegetables.
Ingredients of Pluot summer salad recipe
This salad is about pluot. They are now at the top of the market, so this recipe centers on them. If you can't find good pluots, you can try a version with another stone fruit, or a mixture of them. Plums, cherries, nectarines, etc. are fair games. Here, the fruit is paired with roasted ginger, garlic and shallots. Drizzle with a simple lime soy sauce and sprinkle a lot of herbs-mint, basil and coriander. In addition, there are many roasted peanuts.
It's also super adaptable. Bri noted in the comments below, "...right now, asian pears, persimmons, and pomegranates are in season, but no pluots or plums. I made a substitution with those three, minus the dried fruit, and it turned out wonderfully..."
A couple of notes
Make an effort to source good ginger. I can often find organic Hawaiian ginger, or locally grown ginger, and tend to stock up on that.
The recipe below features a soy sauce/shoyu dressing here, and I love it, but you can make the dressing substituting salt instead. The flavor of the fruit will come through more directly. It's just a slightly simpler take. In that case, add the honey to the lime juice, as called for, then whisk in sea salt until the dressing tastes balanced and delicious to you.