Fruit Salad is a gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly healthy salad recipe bursting with summer flavors. This no-cook, one bowl, rainbow summer salad needs only 20 minutes in the kitchen. It is one of the best ways to eat tons of summer fruits and berries.
Healthy Salad Recipes like this one are the bae for the summer season. With the spring season approaching the supermarket is loaded with colorful fresh berries, fleshy fruits and a few batches of ripe mangoes here and there. Best time of the year to make and enjoy a fresh salad.
Key To Make Best Fruit Salad…
The key to making a perfect and tempting salad is to use the best of fresh fruits available. The frozen, tinned, or canned fruits are the biggest enemy of this salad. The fruits dipped in an artificial flavor and glazed with a sweet syrup are not the right ingredients for this recipe.
I think a good salad deserves an effort to handpick the fresh fruits from the market. It brings so much joy in buying the favorite fruits and then turn them into a gorgeous bowl of hearty salad.
Choosing Fruits: From fresh seedless berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry), a variety of apples, oranges, grapes, melons, to the dragon fruit, or any other summer fruit is a perfect choice for this salad recipe.
The dressing for the fruit salad has to be simple. Because we want the natural sweetness and the tanginess of the fruits to shine out. Let’s not overshadow the naturally good taste of the fruits with a loaded dressing (also read: 6 Best Salad Dressing Recipes).
A simple, gluten-free, vegan, healthy lemon and honey syrup is the best dressing for this salad. And of course, the fresh mint leaves add just the right breath of freshness to the salad – making it altogether more pretty and delightful.
You can serve a fruit salad with:
whipped vanilla cream
FAQ’s Related To Fruit Salad
How do you keep fruit salad from turning brown?
The browning or blackening of certain chopped fruits like apple or banana is the main problem most of us face while making a salad with fruits.
The best solution to avoid that is to drizzle lemon juice on fruits, cover the bowl with a cling foil/lid and keep in the fridge. The citrus acid in the lemon slows downs the browning process of the fruits. Hence, preventing the fruits from turning brown for the next few hours.
Can I make fruit salad the day before?
Unlike other salad recipes, it is not recommended to make a salad with fruits the day before. After peeling and chopping, most of the fruits retain their freshness, juiciness, and texture for the next few hours only. And trust me, nobody likes to eat a soggy or mushy salad with fruits.
Hence, you can make it a few hours before serving but not the day before.
Can I use frozen fruits for the salad?
For a fresh, crunchy salad, it is not advised to use frozen fruits. Try using fresh, ripe, and firm to touch fruits for the best results. Frozen fruits might turn up mushy and leech water in the salad.
Watch Step-By-Step Fruit Salad Recipe Video:
Other Summer Fruit Recipes You Might Like:
Mango Shrimp Salad – a gluten-free salad with grilled shrimps, mango, pepper, and avocado.
Pasta Salad With Pineapple – creamy, sweet, and savory bow-tie pasta salad with pineapple.
Fresh Mango Salsa – a sweet and savory fresh mango, and red bell pepper salsa.
Mango Lassi – a gluten-free, Indian style mango and yogurt smoothie.
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Best Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 Cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 Cup diced ripe mango
- 1 Cup diced kiwi
- 1 Cup seedless black grapes
- 1 Cup diced apple
- 1 Cup diced fresh pineapple
Ingredients For The Dressing
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, optional
- 4 – 5 mint leaves fine chopped
- To prepare the dressing combine lemon juice, olive oil and honey. Whisk nicely. Set aside.
- Combine all the fruits in a large bowl. Keep in the fridge before serving.
- Just before serving, pour dressing over the salad. Mix nicely.
- Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves.
- Serve Summer Fruit Salad immediately with a tall glass of homemade iced tea ( see recipe).
- Avoid using tinned/canned/frozen fruits for the salad. Fresh fruits are the best to make a delicious salad.
- Try to pick sweet and ripe fruits for making this salad.
- Fruit Salad is best enjoyed fresh. Avoid storing it in the fridge for more than few hours.
- You can prepare the salad dressing in advance and store it in the fridge.