Eat the freshest fruits this season tossed up to make a chilled Summer Fruit Salad. Read a few tip and tricks on how to make a Summer Fruit Salad.
A big bowl of Summer Salad is really comforting, especially in Summer as it gives us a relief from the scorching heat outside. Fresh, simple and light, Summer Salad makes for a great breakfast as well as snack. It can also be served as dessert along with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream, creamy custard or Greek Yogurt sounds divine right?.
Being a fitness and health enthusiast, I prefer making it in the most authentic and simplest way as possible and try to use as many as seasonal fruits in it as I can. Because of summer, how could I miss on using mangoes? Along with mangoes, I used strawberries, apples, bananas and seasonal berries as well.
Though I make many coolers for summer, I always feel more refreshing after eating fruits rather than drinking them. After days of travelling, I made myself comfortable in my nook at home and treated myself with a chilled plate of Fruit Salad.
Oh, it was such a luxury, I tell you! Probably, I think, you are drooling by the thought of eating chilled Fruit Salad on a scorching summer day as well, right?
So what are you waiting for? Learn how to make this delicious Summer Fruit Salad, which you can have in between your meals or whenever you are hungry. Also try this Poppy Seeds dressing if you are making this Salad for your snack, it is absolutely lip smacking. It also makes a great side dish along with your Brunch on weekends.
Which fruits can be used to make this?
To make a delicious Summer Fruit Salad, you can use Mango, Green Grapes, Red Globe Grapes, Strawberry, Banana, Blueberries, Kiwi, Watermelon, Pineapple, Oranges etc.
These fruits are easily available in the local market during summers and tastes great when put together for a fresh fruit salad.
Adding Fresh Basil Leaves in the salad adds a hint of freshness to the salad and gives it a great taste.
How to keep it Fresh for a long time?
To keep Fruit Salad fresh for a longer time, squeeze some lemon juice / lime juice over the salad and mix it properly. It will save the fruits from browning and keep it fresh for longer. You can also include lemon in your dressing and mix it with the fruits.
You can also keep the fruit salad in an air tight container and store it in the fridge. If properly stored, the salad can stay fresh for 2 to 3 days.
Also avoid adding Apples and Bananas in the salad, if you are not eating it immediately, as they tend to get brown very fast.
Summer Fruit Salad Dressing Ideas
If you want to keep your salads for more than a day, then dressing helps it to last longer in the fridge. Here are some dressing ideas that you can mix along with your Summer Fruit Salad, that will add more taste and freshness to your salad.
- Lemon Juice, Honey, Mint and Balsamic Vinegar
- Honey, Lemon Juice, Fresh Orange Juice and Lemon Zest
- Ginger, Lime, Cilantro and Peanuts
- Vegetable Oil, Lemon Juice, White Wine Vinegar, Sugar, Poppy Seeds, Dijon Mustard and Salt
For a creamy fruit salad dressing, you can also add flavoured yogurt or whipped cream to your fruit salad. It gives it that delicious creamy touch to it.
If you have not tried quinoa in the salad, you definitely should. It adds a great texture to the salad and is a great healthy twist to your salad too.
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Summer Fruit Salad
- ½ cup Mango (Chopped)
- ½ cup Green Grapes
- ½ cup Red Globe Grapes
- ½ cup Strawberries (Chopped)
- ½ cup Banana (Chopped)
- ¼ cup Blueberries
- 2 Kiwi Fruit (Peeled and cubed)
- 10-12 Mint Leaves
For the Dressing
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
- ½ tsp Lemon Zest
- Add all the ingredients for the dressing a bowl and mix well.
- Mix the fruits in a bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the fruits and toss well.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Serve chilled.