Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pear, Blueberry, Cucumber, Tomato Fruit Salad

I know, this sounds different… and it is different from your average fruit salad, but it’s good. I first discovered the wonderful blend of pears, cucumbers, tomatoes and avocados, while doing a fruit cleanse (aka: fruit feast) as part of a yoga training. Until that time, it had never occurred to me to mix foods I considered vegetables, with sweet fruit. As I soon discovered, cucumbers, tomatoes and avocados are technically fruit, because they contain seeds. So you see, this works!

This idea, made me rethink what a fruit salad could be. Adding crunchy cucumber, and soft avocado, offer different textures to a fruit salad. Plus they compliment the sweet blueberries and pears.

Great, with or without dressing, this fruit salad is a MUST for summer. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Dressing
by Laura Friendly
  • 4 tbsp light oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • juice & zest of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, agave, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, poppy seeds and salt. Set aside.

Pear, Blueberry, Cucumber, Tomato Fruit Salad
by Laura Friendly
  • 1 pear, diced
  • 1 english cucumber, sliced or diced
  • 1 cup sweet cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup sweet blueberries
  • 1 avocado, diced
In a large bowl, toss together diced pear, cucumber, tomatoes and blueberries. Pour Poppy Seed Dressing over the top and mix well. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, top with avocado and serve.

Also see this recipe on HelloGiggles!


  1. Made this for lunch today and didn't even put the dressing on top. It was delish! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks you! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. It really is a yummy combination. :)