Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Cookie
Celebrate summer with a healthy and fresh bowl of fruit salad. An ideal summer side dish with an incredible taste and a refreshing feeling. Ready in just 5 minutes, this great salad can be a great breakfast dish, lunch or evening sweet treat.
People usually forget to eat the daily dozes of fruits.
It is summer, and this is so vital and important to eat more fresh and seasonal fruits that are so healthy and important to our health. We can’t live only with carbs and proteins, fruits, as well as veggies, should be always part of our daily diet menu.
There aren’t days of the year I don’t have fruits in my fridge. For example, my daughter doesn’t eat her morning oats porridge without bananas or blueberries. I try to have at least these fruits to satisfy her tastes and to make her eat porridges every morning. My husband adores fruits and can eat them any time of the day. I try to reduce them after 4 pm, but in summer there aren’t any rules regarding fresh and juicy fruits.
Well, when it comes to assembling a fruit salad with succulent, fresh, and ripe summer fruits, then no requirements are needed – I simply love and make such great salad very often in my family. This is a versatile salad as you can add any fruits you like or have and you will not fail to have a fantastic result. A simple honey or maple syrup dressing, and your fruit salad will gain lots of compliments and praise. There are some fruits my daughter simply doesn’t accept to eat, but a fruit salad will always be an escape and solution for me to make her eat all kinds of fruits. So simple and easy that a summer fruit salad is always welcoming on my table.
Which fruits are best for fruit salad?
Fruit salad can be made of different healthy and juicy fruits. There isn’t a certain rule, however, you can experience and play with different fruits. For example, blueberries will be great in any fruit salad bowl as it pairs so well with any other fruits.
Other juicy and sweet fruits that can be easily used in a fruit salad are honeydew melon, watermelon, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, peaches and other delicious fruits you like.
Playing with a fruit salad is more than just fun, it is a pleasure and colour. What a nice colour bowl with a burst of energy to your body.
Is a fruit salad healthy?
Fruit salad is not only delicious to enjoy but truly healthy to savour. An excellent source of vitamins, fibers, and energy. Also, a great and good source for blood sugar control and good antioxidants. Eating fruit salads will make your skin look better, your hair look shinier, and increase your mood of the day.
Fruit salads have low-calories and this is why it doesn’t have any restriction wherever to eat it any time of the day. All the fruits are high in vitamins, potassium, iron, and antioxidants that you will only make yourself better to have them as often as possible.
How to make fruit salad?
What a delicious and sweet treat with fewer calories a fruit salad can be. A simple and quick sweet indulgence with lots of benefits and moments of savour.
- 1 cup of fresh, ripe, and sweet blueberries
- ¼ of honeydew melon – I simply adore how melon pairs with other fruits. Its sweetness only makes this salad taste better and lingering
- ½ fresh and sweet raspberries
- 1 pear
- 1 peach
- Some grapes
- Juice of 1 lime. I adore the refreshing citrusy aroma and taste of lime that infuses all other sweet fruits. Lime here only accentuates the taste of all the fruits separately.
- Honey for dressing
Wash all the fruits.
Take a bowl and mix the honey with some lime juice and set aside.
Cut all the fruits the shape you like. Some fruits are sufficiently cut halves. Add all the cut fruits to the bowl. Mix gently the fruits so to infuse all the honey/lime dressing. Add some mint leaves and serve immediately.
How to avoid your fruit salad from turning brown?
This problem was my concern as well, as we all know that bananas, pears, apples turn brown in maximum 10 minutes. The miracle is simple and easy. Squeeze some lemon juice over the fruits, as the lemon acidity preserves the fruits from the effect of turning brown.
How to store a fruit salad?
A fruit salad can be stored in the fridge until the next day. In case you put it in an air container then you can easily store it for 3-4 days.
Simplicity is always the key to succeed in the kitchen!
Summer Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 honeydew melon
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 pear
- 1 peach
- mint leaves
For the dressing:
- 1 lime
- 5 tbsp honey
- Wash all the ingredients.
- Take a bowl and mix the honey with some lime juice and set aside.
- Cut all the fruits. Add the fruits to the bowl. Mix gently the fruits so to infuse all the honey/lime dressing. Add some mint leaves and serve immediately.