The Best Spring Salads, Sides and Appetizers Featuring Dried Fruit

Apr 1, 2021

With the warm weather, sun shinning and summer on the horizon, its time to lighten up! And that means in the recipe department. Salads and plant-forward apps and sides are perfect spring and soon-to-be-summer bites and with Traina® Foods popular fruitons line, it is easy to shake up an otherwise ordinary dish with a simple sprinkle, sprinkle! Traina® Foods offers some of their fresh “family favorite” recipes:

Traina® Foods is not only redefining the fruit-forward movement with dried fruit, it’s also totally on-trend when it comes to incorporating delicious beets into, well, anything! Take for example Traina Foods Golden Beet and Dried Bing and Cherry Green Salad that is super easy to toss together, bright and beautiful in presentation, oh, and totally tasty, too!

Traina® Foods Crunchy Green Salad with California Sun Dried Fruit, with homemade Cranberry Vinaigrette or the Traina Family’s Favorite Italian Oil and Vinegar Dressing, is the base for any number of dried fruit and greens combinations including dried cranberries, sun dried pear slivers, tart sweetened cherries or tangy apricot bits.

Salads don’t have to be all about greens! Pastas and other grains take a seasonal twist when served cold during spring and summer months. Take for example Traina® Foods Greek Farro Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes, which features farro beans and white beans for a hearty plant-based salad. Traina® Foods Caprese Salad offers a twist on a classic and with the use of Traina’s Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup, this short-cut salad can be whipped up in no time! Traina Foods Shrimp Cocktail Napoleons incorporate the use of Sun Dried Tomato Sriracha Ketchup for a kicked up appetizer that is as pretty as it is delicious.

Another not-just-greens salad that could serve as a spring garden party or summer pot-luck side dish or even as the main entrée for those that prefer a plant-forward lifestyle, Traina® Foods fruitons All American Blend Dried Fruit, Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad is a crowd pleaser, even among carnivores.

There’s nothing like refreshing ceviche and a cold beer or sangria on a hot spring day to cool things down. The addition of Traina Home Grown fruitons Summer Blend adds a delightfully unexpected hint of sweetness to this recipe. Check out the complete (and super easy) how-to for Traina® Foods Summer Blend Ceviche.

Regardless of what home cooks and professional chefs are tossing together this spring, one thing is for certain — Traina® Foods dried fruit is an easy and delicious way to add flavor, dimension and texture to a variety of springtime favorites.

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