Fruit Salad is the best gluten-free, vegan, and paleo friendly healthy salad recipe bursting with summer flavors. And this best summer salad recipe needs only 20 minutes in the kitchen. Can you believe that? This refreshing rainbow fruit salad requires time only to peel and chop the fruits. And you have a deliciously healthy and colorful snack on the table with a blink of an eye.
Healthy Salad Recipes like this one are the bae for the summer season. Not only they are refreshing but surely a treat for the sore eyes. With the spring season approaching the supermarket is loaded with colorful fresh berries, fleshy fruits and few batches of ripe mangoes here and there. Best time of the year to make and enjoy a fresh fruit salad.
Aren’t the salads with fruits boring? Not anymore. I will be honest with you; earlier I also believed that salads are way too dull for my liking. But not ever since I tried this salad recipe at home. I have already tried different permutation and the combination of fruits to make my kind of salad. And finally, thankfully I have zeroed down to a healthy and wholesome best summer fruit salad.
The Best Summer 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 salad.
Fruit Salad Dressing…
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). That is the reason a simple 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.
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 clint foil/lid and keep in the fridge. The citrus acid in the lemon slows downs the browning process of the fruits. Hence, preventing the fruit salad 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.
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Best Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
- 1 Cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 Cub diced ripe mango
- 1 Cup diced kiwi
- 1 Cup seedless black grapes
- 1 medium-size apple chopped
- 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 the dressing over the fruit salad. Mix nicely.
- Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves.
- Serve Summer Fruit Salad immediately with a tall glass of homemade iced tea ( see recipe ).