Your horoscope may have told you about your love life, financial future and health, but did it tell you what salad you should make? Dole debuted a celestial series of salad recipes this month in honor of National Salad Month (which is May, for those not in the salad know) that are custom created for each Zodiac sign.
The “Healthier by Dole” campaign is a monthly series of healthy recipes that provide festive alternatives for holidays and special occasions dominated by junk foods. This month’s series pays homage to the stars with 12 salads for the 12 astrological signs.
“From the Virgo who appreciates a more structured bowl of greens to the Scorpio looking for more daring ingredients to the Gemini conflicted between sweet and savory, we’ve got your salad profile covered,” said Melanie Marcus, RD, MA and Dole’s nutrition and health communications manager, in a statement. Marcus is also the chef behind this month’s fortune-telling greens.
Capricorn: December 22–January 19
Chopped Bacon Caesar with Shrimp – Ambitious, always-working Capricorns have precious little time to prepare recipes so should appreciate this classic, easy-to-assemble salad that takes just five minutes to make.
Aquarius: January 20–February 18
Watermelon and Shaved Ricotta Salata with Mint – Aquarians are clever, unique, glass-is-half-full individuals who add a breath of fresh air to any situation—much like this Watermelon and Shaved Ricotta Salata with Mint puts a fun twist on the typical bowl of greens.
Pisces: February 19–March 20
Pepper Crusted Tuna Cucumber Crunch Salad – Often considered the most lovable and soulful of the Zodiac signs, Pisces, identified by the fish, will be drawn to this artistic creation that adds peppercorn-crusted tuna steaks, along with Dole cucumber and radishes, to Dole Chopped Sunflower Crunch Salad Kit.
Aries: March 21–April 19
Blazin’ Fruit Salad – Created as a tribute to the bigger-than-life Maui in Disney’s "Moana," Dole’s Blazin’ Fruit Salad with lemon zest and grilled tropical goodness is the perfect choice for this spontaneous, often-impetuous sign that possesses an internal fire that sets it apart.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
Southwest Caesar Chicken Salad – Trustworthiness is a key trait of a Taurus—and if there's one salad you can always count on, it’s the ever-popular Caesar. In fact, Caesar is one of Dole’s best-selling packaged salad varieties.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Sweet and Savory Potato Salad – Geminis, the twins, are a study in contradictions, and paradoxes—a dilemma that undoubtedly extends to the choice between savory and sweet. Dole's split-personality salad that delivers both flavor profiles.
Cancer: June 22–July 22
Shaved Spring Vegetables, Spring Greens and Curry Salad – Known for their intuition and intensity, Cancerians follow their instincts. This veggie-based salad delivers with an unapologetically robust blend of raw beets, radishes, carrots and cashew curry dressing.
Leo: July 23–August 22
Lion Cobb Chicken Salad – Bold and fierce, Dole’s Lion Cobb Chicken Salad, developed by Marcus as part of Dole’s celebration of Disney’s "The Lion King," truly stands out in a crowd, which any confident Leo will love.
Virgo: August 23–September 22
Summer Cobb Salad – Virgos love stability in their life so should appreciate the chance to take control by assembling this deconstructed Dole Summer Cobb Salad.
Libra: September 23–October 23
Chopped Tahini-Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken – Delivering the perfect mix of ingredients and flavors in every mouthful, this Dole chopped salad appeals to harmony- and balance-seeking Librans.
Scorpio: October 24–November 21
Southwestern Gazpacho – If there was one word to describe a Scorpio it is unafraid—and what’s braver than using a blender to create a drinkable Dole salad?
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Walkabout Salad Cones – Stepping out of their comfort zone comes naturally for Sagittarians. This movable salad delivers the out-of-the-box goods with ingredients such as golden beets, edamame, pistachios, arugula and corn tortillas.