Fruit Explosion Garbage Bowl Salad

Do you ever have one of those days when whatever food sitting in front of you becomes a meal? Well folks, that day was today for me.

When I opened the fridge, it looked like the Chiquita banana woman had dumped her hat on the shelves, so a big ol’ fruity summer salad with two hard-boiled eggs quickly became dinner.

I would have made something for the family, but everyone had already eaten by the time I arrived home after my first training session at Panera Bread. Just in case you’re wondering, I get freebies sometimes and a pretty sweet employee discount while I’m working. Today I came home with a strawberries and cream scone. 🙂

Fruit Explosion Garbage Bowl Salad

Serves One


  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light raspberry vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sliced honey roasted almonds
  • 3 tablespoons frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup diced green and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup sliced baby carrots
  • Handful of red seedless grapes, quartered
  • Handful of raisins
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Handful of sliced strawberries
  • Handful of frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 of a red delicious apple, diced


  1. Place the eggs in a pot of rapidly boiling water and cook for nine to 11 minutes.
  2. While the eggs are cooking, add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Add the dressing and put the bowl in the fridge.
  3. When the eggs are done, remove the shells. Eat on the side or cut them up and stir into the salad.
  4. Enjoy!

Unlike today, I have a grand Mexican fiesta planned for tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo dinner. Enchiladas, a crock-pot meal or a spicy casserole are currently contending for the winning spot on the menu. Not to mention, I whipped up a fresh batch of homemade cilantro salsa today that will taste awesome after sitting in the fridge overnight.

Look for the winning entrée and the salsa recipe tomorrow. See you soon!


  1. What summer jobs did you have growing up (or currently have)?
  2. What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo?

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