How to Make Fruit Salad

Five Methods:BasicWith Orange JuiceWith AvocadoWith Tropical FruitVariations

Fruit salad is a delicious dessert that you can make in less than ten minutes -- and one that you can enjoy without gaining weight. Fruit salad can also be a perfect way to start your morning, a great side dish at a daytime picnic or party, or the perfect snack during any time of day. If you want to know how to make fruit salad in various ways, just follow these steps.

Ingredients

Basic

  • 1 cup (140 g) strawberries
  • 1 cup (140 g) cherries
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) blueberries
  • 1/2 red apple
  • 1/2 peach
  • 1 kiwi
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) lemon juice

You may also swap out any of the fruit with what you have

With Orange Juice

  • The ingredients of the simple fruit salad
  • 1 cup (237 ml) orange juice

With Avocado

  • 3 medium ripe pitted California avocados
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) honey
  • 1 tsp. (15 g) grated lemon peel
  • I medium apple
  • 1 medium firm banana
  • 1 cup (140g) halved seedless grapes
  • 1 can (11 oz.) drained mandarin oranges

With Tropical Fruit

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) drained canned lychees in syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) pomegranate seeds
  • 3 tbsp. (15 g) shredded sweetened dried coconut

Method 1
Basic

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    Choose your fruits. Pick up fresh fruit from the farmer's market or your local grocery store and make sure that they are nice and ripe and ready to be made into a salad. If they are not ripe enough, then the salad will be a bit tough to chew. It is better for them to be a bit overripe than unripe so that the flavors blend. For this simple fruit salad, you'll need strawberries, cherries, blueberries, red apples, peaches, and a kiwi.
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    Wash all of your fruits. It's important to wash all of your fruits before you dice them into a salad.
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    Halve your cherries. If you want the salad to be easy to eat without having to run into any cherry pits, then you should halve 1 cup of red cherries before you put them into the salad. Just cut each cherry in half and remove its pit.
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    Chop the strawberries, red apple, peach, and kiwi into bite-sized pieces. Place 1 cup (140 g) of strawberries, 1 cup (140 g) of cherries, 1/2 of a red apple, 1/2 of a peach, and 1 kiwi on a cutting board and dice them into bite-sized pieces, measuring over 1 inch (2.5 cm) or so.
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    Place all the fruit in a bowl. You can coat the bowl in 2 tbsp. (30 ml) of lemon juice first to sweeten the fruit and keep them from oxidizing quickly. Place the strawberries, chopped cherries, 1/2 of a red apple, 1/2 of a peach, 1 kiwi, and 1/2 a cup (70 g) of blueberries together in the bowl. You can toss them lightly to blend the flavors.
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    Serve. Enjoy this dish at room temperature or slightly chilled. Pair this dish with a glass of orange juice to help bring out its fruity flavor.

Method 2
With Orange Juice

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    Pour 1 cup (237 ml) of orange juice into a bowl.
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    Pour the chopped ingredients of the simple fruit salad into the bowl. Allow them to soak in the orange juice for at least five minutes.
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    Serve. Drain the orange juice from the fruit bowl and enjoy this delicious tangy fruit salad. If you're an orange juice lover, then you can drain the juice in to a cup and drink it, or even enjoy the fruit salad with the juice in the bowl.

Method 3
With Avocado

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    Cut the avocados into chunks. Cut 3 medium ripe pitted California avocados into chunks. To do this, you can cut the avocado in half, take out the pit, and then make checkered cuts along both sides of the avocado, making sure the knife goes into almost the back of the avocado. Then, you can scoop out the avocado cubes with a spoon.[1]
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    Place them in a bowl.
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    Drizzle them with 2 tbsp. (30 ml) of lemon juice. Toss them to coat them with the juice.
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    Drain the juice and reserve it. Set the avocados aside.
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    Make the dressing. Combine the 1/2 cup (118 ml) of plain yogurt, 2 tbsp. (30 ml) of honey, and 1 tsp. (15 g) of grated lemon peel together in a small bowl.
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    Toss the fruit and avocado together in a large bowl. Dice and toss I medium apple, 1 medium firm banana, 1 cup (140 g) halved seedless grapes, and 1 can (11 oz.) of drained mandarin oranges together in a bowl.
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    Coat the fruit with the dressing. Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss it to combine the ingredients.
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    Finished.

Method 4
With Tropical Fruit

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    Prepare the fruit. Core and chop 1 large pineapple, chop 2 ripe mangoes, slice 2 bananas, chop 1/2 cup (120 ml) of drained canned lychees in syrup, and gather 1/2 a cup (120 g) of pomegranate seeds from a fresh pomegranate. Toss the fruit lightly to combine the ingredients.[2]
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    Refrigerate the fruit for 1 day. This will give the flavors enough time to combine.
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    Toast 3 tbsp. (15 g) of shredded sweet dried coconut over medium heat. Toast it for 1-2 minutes until it's golden.
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    Transfer the shredded coconut to a plate.
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    Top the salad with the coconut.
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    Serve. Enjoy this tropical fruit salad with a glass of mango juice or on its own.

Method 5
Variations

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    Make a summer combination fruit salad. Make this tasty salad with pineapple, cherries, bananas, and various other tasty fruits.
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    Make a watermelon basket fruit salad. This delicious fruit salad includes honeydew melon and cantaloupe poured into a tasty watermelon basket.
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    Make a Sri Lankan fruit salad. Make this tasty fruit salad with pineapple, orange, kiwi, and a dose of sugar.
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    Make a chicken fruit salad. Make this tasty chicken fruit salad with the usual suspects with chicken, mayonnaise, and celery.

Tips

  • To make a cocktail style fruit salad, add between 1 and 2 cups of good quality orange juice, and between 3 tablespoons and 1/3 cup of sugar, all depending on the amount you are preparing.
  • If you are using apples, try to use lime juice, or keep the salad refrigerated to prevent the apples from turning brown.
  • Don't be afraid to add in more stuff to sizzle it up. You could even add things like yogurt.
  • To make your fruit salad look interesting and inviting, use different cutting methods. Make it round, square, oval. Use small biscuit cutters and cut out different shapes. Let the kids help with this fun idea.
  • Bananas turn brown quickly. If you expect to have leftovers, cut up the bananas and coat them lightly with lemon juice before mixing with the rest.
  • Are you not sure which fruits will taste good together? Don't worry! Throw in a few fruits and it will taste great. As a general guide, berries taste good with everything, strawberries and kiwis are a common pair, and Mandarin oranges add flavor to anything.
  • If you happen to use watermelon, make it into a bowl to hold the salad - cut it lengthwise a couple of inches off-center, use a melon baller to scoop out the edible part, and then later put the finished salad into the hollowed-out melon. Use the other piece as a lid, if you like.
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can add chopped and peeled oranges to preserve your salad.
  • Strive for similar textures but different colors when adding the fruit.
  • You can add 1 cup of condensed milk with all-purpose cream so it can be creamy and tasty.

Warnings

  • Be sure to remove seed from fruits such as watermelons.
  • Wash your fruits thoroughly before preparing your salad to remove any traces of pesticides.
  • Be careful when chopping fruits- knives are sharp and when mishandled can be dangerous. Sharper knives are safer. The sharper your knife, the less likely it is to slip and cut you!
  • Beware of the food allergies of your guests.

Things You'll Need

  • Large bowl
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Colander (optional)

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Categories: Fruit Salads