Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes
Is green the color that rules your salad plate? Want to add some more color to it? Maybe fruits can add
the much-needed zing to your salad bowl. Read on for fresh fruit salad recipes.
A fresh fruit salad is packed with fresh fruits, drizzled with fruit juice or toppings and is healthy and
nutritious. These salads are delicious and refreshing. Fresh fruit salads can be eaten anytime, in the form
of snacks, appetizers or desserts. Fruits like strawberries, blueberries, plums, and raisins are a mainstay
in fresh fruit salad recipes because they are rich in antioxidants. These fruits help the body to fight against
Fresh fruit recipes are easy and can be prepared in a short time. Here are some mouth-watering fresh
fruit salad recipes.
Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes
Rainbow Fresh Fruit Salad
4 cups raspberries
4 cups blueberries
4 cups strawberries
4 bananas, thinly sliced
6 peaches/nectarines or 12 apricots
2 cups low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla
Chopped pecans or low-fat granola
Take a bowl, mix all the fruits in it.
Fold in the yogurt.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate it.
Sprinkle with low-fat granola or pecans before serving.
Green Apple Breakfast Salad
1 green apple (granny smith apple)
20 green seedless grapes
2 celery stalks
6 leaves of fresh mint
1 tablespoon, each of agave nectar and lemon juice
1/3 cup shelled pistachios
Wash grapes and cut them into halves.
Cut celery into little pieces.
Add grapes and celery to the salad bowl.
Chiffonade the mint leaves (roll the leaves horizontally and then cut the roll into small pieces) and sprinkle
it over the grapes and the celery.
Dice the apple into 1/2 - 1/4 inch bits.
Add the apple pieces to the bowl.
Drizzle lemon juice and agave nectar.
Toss with pistachios and mix well.
Serve it cool.
Fruit Salad Delight
1 apple sliced
2 thin sliced bananas
2 oranges, diced (peel and remove seeds)
1 lb. seedless grapes
1 lb. fresh dark cherries
1 watermelon chunked
2 cup strawberries halved
3/4 cup walnuts chopped
1 cup flaked coconut
Lemon or orange juice (to taste)
Take a glass bowl.
First layer the banana slices.
Sprinkle powdered sugar lightly.
Pour the lemon or orange juice over it.
Now layer the grapes.
Sprinkle powdered sugar and drizzle the lemon or orange juice.
Continue to layer all the fruits in the same way.
At last, top the salad with walnut and coconut.
Garnish with any one of the fruits.
Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
1 cup diced orange (peel and remove seeds )
1 cup diced apple.
1 cup banana (cut into small pieces).
1 cup pear, diced
1 cup peach, diced
1 cup strawberry (cut into pieces).
1 cup grapes
10 bibb lettuce
1 tablespoon poppy seed
1 cup Crisco oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup vinegar
To prepare the dressing, take a small bowl, add dry mustard, sugar and salt to the bowl.
Add vinegar and beat at medium speed. Gradually add Crisco oil while beating.
Beat till it thickens, add poppy seeds.
Take another bowl and spread the bibb lettuce.
Fill the bowl with fruits and add the poppy seed dressing.
Egg-Honey Dressing Fruit Salad
8 cups cut fresh fruits, such as: bananas, strawberries, apples, cantaloupe, grapes, oranges
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup whipped heavy cream
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
Take a saucepan. Add egg, honey and lime juice and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly.
Remove from heat when thickened.
Cool it for 30 minutes.
Arrange salad green on serving tray.
Blend fruits and peanuts in whipped cream.
Garnish with egg-honey dressing.
Yummy Yogurt Dressings for Fresh Fruit Salads
Vanilla-Orange Yogurt Dressing
Vanilla or mandarin orange yogurt
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix all of them together and blend it well. It can be served with salad.
Honey Yogurt Dressing
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp honey
Mix all the ingredients and blend well. Read more on salad dressing recipes.
For fresh fruit salad recipes, use fresh fruits and avoid tin or canned fruits. After all fresh fruit salad
recipe is nothing but a balance of taste and harmony of colors. Fresh fruit salad is always a hit with
everyone and kids love them. You might also be interested to read about pineapple pretzel salad.
By Vibhuti Gatha