January 28, 2015

Recipe: Strawberry, Date, and Apple Salad

salad recipe

There’s something about fruit in a salad that just transforms it. I could eat a salad like this recipe for strawberry, date, and apple salad every single day and never get sick of it.

The dates especially add a bit of sweetness. If you think you don’t like dates, I highly recommend trying them. I’m a bit obsessed with dates though so I may be biased.

If you need some recipe ideas that use fresh dates, try these Orange Date Muffins or this Blueberry Date Salad.


  • Mixed baby greens
  • Baby spinach
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced celery
  • Broccoli
  • Diced strawberries
  • Diced apples
  • Diced dates
  • Triscuit Minis (optional)
  • Goat cheese (optional, but very tasty)



Prepare your lettuce by rinsing it well and drying. If you don’t have a salad spinner you are working harder than you need to. Mine get

s used nearly every day. I’m actually kind of drooling over this mini-salad spinner because it would be perfect for making smaller portions for lunch or side salads.

Dice up all your veggies. You can mix and match if you want a different combination.

Slice up your fruits in

large chunks. I kept the strawberries, dates, and apples separate so that I could store the salad overnight if we had leftovers. The rest of the veggies will keep fine until the next day but the fruit will get mushy and ruin the salad.

Top with a large slice of goat cheese if you want. I LOVE goat cheese and it is fantastic when mixed with strawberries and a balsamic dressing. My favorite balsamic dressing is a homemade one that you can find here.

My kids are pretty good salad eaters but I’ve found if I give things a bit of a twist they will eat quite a bit more. Triscuit came out with some really cute little mini-Triscuit crackers that are perfect for topping salads with and they were a huge hit with my kids.



About Rachel

Rachel knows what it is like to be busy and worry about balancing everything without losing your sanity. As a homeschooling mom of 6 incredibly different kids, including newborn twins (and one tiny angel who passed away at birth), she's just about seen it all . . . when she isn't too sleep deprived to notice.

Rachel holds a B.A. in English and is a former teacher. She is the creator of Busy Mommy Media and works as a freelance writer from home.


  1. I use dates a lot as the sweetener in smoothies. I just take out the pits and then blend them with the rest of the ingredients. I would have never thought of using dates in a salad. I might have to try this.
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