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Chef Dana’s Strawberry Peach Summer Fruit Salad

peachAren’t you craving a juicy, peachy salad right now? We recently asked Chef Dana, the winner of TLC’s Cake Boss to share some of his delicious vegan recipes for the summer!

Sweeten up your summer BBQ with ripe Southern peaches, strawberries, and toasted almonds. The following will yield 4 servings!


Chef Dana’s Strawberry Peach Summer Fruit Salad


  • 2 bunches of spinach / baby spinach, washed, dried, cut if needed
  • 3 C washed, sliced Strawberries
  • 1 C washed Blueberries
  • 1 C washed, sliced Peach
  • 2Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp C Olive oil
  • 1tsp agave
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 Tbsp of poppy seeds
  • 1/2 C Toasted Sliced Almonds
  • Salt to taste


  1. Using a whisk, combine lemon juice, oil, sugar, paprika, dry mustard, poppy seeds, and  a pinch of salt until the sugar is dissolved. Place dressing in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees and toast the walnuts and almonds
  3. In a large bowl toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, peaches, mango, and drizzle the dressing over it.
  4. Now add silvered almonds & walnuts if desired.
  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Was the salad a hit? Next time, swap the peach for mango.  You can also swap the strawberries for blueberries! Check out more of our vegan friendly recipes. Or subscribe to my mailing list to receive more guidance on health, wellness, and beauty tips from!

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    September 1, 2014 at 2:14 am

    An great share! I have merely forwarded this onto a colleague whom had been conducting a little
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    May 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm


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      Kimberly Elise
      May 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Send us a photo and let us know what you think! – Team Kimberly

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    May 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Please proof the recipe before you publish it., Your ingredient list and directions do not match. Just how much sugar (or are you referring to the homey and agave) walnuts, mango and paprika am I suppose to use.
    I find this is a common problem with recipes that I see on Face Book.
    I am going to try this as it does sound terrific.

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