Gluten-Free Fruit and Vegetable Salads

Seasonal Salads and Gluten-Free Dressings

Radish salad
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When you are eating gluten-free you can enjoy many fresh fruit and vegetable salads. These are great ways to enjoy a natural and healthy meal packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The challenges of avoiding gluten are less when you start with whole ingredients and make a salad dressing you know is gluten-free.

Use these recipes to make a salad to eat at home or to take to a celebration. You can label it as gluten-free and include a list of the ingredients so those who are avoiding gluten can be reassured.

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    Kale and Golden Beet Salad With Tahini-Lemon Dressing

    Kale Salad
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    Combine superfoods for this gluten-free kale and beet salad that can be the main course for lunch. Dinosaur kale and golden beets are less strongly-flavored than other varieties. The tahini-lemon dressing makes it flavorful.

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    Spinach Salad With Homemade Gluten-Free French Salad Dressing

    Spinach salad

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    Spinach salad with crisp gluten-free bacon and chopped hard-boiled eggs has great flavor and texture, not to mention providing lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This can easily become your go-to salad for meals year-round and it will always be welcome at a potluck.

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    Gluten-Free French Salad Dressing Recipe

    Gluten Free French Salad Dressing Ingredients. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Homemade gluten-free French dressing takes about three minutes to whisk together and keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks. It calls for five everyday ingredients and the only tools you need to make it are a bowl and whisk. This dressing makes a good all-purpose gluten-free salad dressing so you can avoid bottled dressings that may have hidden gluten ingredients. Kids love it too.

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    Spiralized Village Greek Salad

    Spiralized Greek Salad
    Stephanie Kirkos

    This simple Greek salad has the twist of using spiralized cucumbers rather than the sliced or diced ones usually seen. It is in the style of horiatiki salata or "village salad," seasoned with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, and dried oregano rather than a thick dressing.

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    Creamy Gluten-Free Potato Salad

    Potato Salad

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    A gluten-free potato salad is the perfect summer side dish to go with barbecue, hamburgers, or grilled meat. The key to making it gluten-free is to use gluten-free mayonnaise. All of your guests can enjoy it and those who are avoiding gluten won't be singled out.

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    Gluten-Free Bean Salad

    Gluten-Free Bean Salad
    2013 © Teri Gruss

    A three-bean salad is a hearty side dish that is easy to make gluten-free. Beans are naturally gluten-free but check the label as sometimes gluten is added to canned and dried bean products as a thickener. Make your bean salad one day before serving to develop flavors and for convenience.

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    Gluten-Free Classic Fruit Salad

    Gluten-Free Classic Fruit Salad
    2011 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

    If your family simply must have this traditional dish at their celebrations, make a classic gluten-free fruit salad. The cooked pineapple dressing uses gluten-free sweet rice flour and eggs.

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    Easy Tropical Thai Fruit Salad

    Tropical Fruit Salad (Served here in a Pineapple)
    Tropical Fruit Salad (Served here in a Pineapple). Taken by D.Schmidt for About.com (Copyright)

    Toss papaya, pineapple, mango, strawberries, bananas, and star fruit with a simple and delicious coconut milk and lime juice salad dressing to create a gorgeous tropical fruit salad. This is a great salad to have with summer meals or as a fresh dessert.

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  • 09 of 10

    Frozen Fresh Fruit Salad

    Frozen Fruit Salad
    Diana Rattray

    Chill out during the summer with this frozen fresh fruit salad. It's a great make-ahead fruit salad for the busy days of summer, and you can even serve it for dessert.

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    Bahamian Black Bean and Corn Salad

    black bean and corn salad

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    This refreshing Bahamian black bean and corn salad uses simple ingredients frequently found in Bahamian cooking. They are mixed with a spicy vinaigrette. It's a healthy summer dish which complements all grilled foods, from chicken to red snapper.