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Fruits are nature’s sweet gift to us, and fruit salads, are one of the best and yummiest ways, to enjoy that gift.
Apart from being super tasty and healthy, fruit salads are also quite versatile, and can fit almost any occasion, from dessert, to side dish, to snack, and so on. And making them is literally the easiest thing.
Even though they tend to be most popular during the summer, you can still enjoy them year round, with whatever available or seasonal produce you find.
Here, you’ll discover some simple tips for making the best fruit salads, as well as 25 incredibly tasty fruit salad recipes for you to enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for a nice side dish for your summer BBQ, a tasty and healthy dessert or snack or any other occasion, these tasty fruit salads have got you covered.
They’re all super easy to make, absolutely delicious and come together in just a matter of minutes.
Tips For Making The Best Fruit Salads
Fruit salads are one of those things that hardly have a “wrong way” to do them.
The basic principle is pretty simple really. Chop up a couple of fruits and mix them all together and voila! You have a yummy and tasty fruit salad ready to go.
While that’s basically how they’re done, and there’s nothing wrong with that, there are a couple of useful tips that could help you get the best out of your salad, in the easiest and yummiest way possible.
Tip 1 – Fresh is best
While there’s no crime against using frozen fruits in your salad, fresh fruits win the race when it comes to the juiciness, taste and flavor.
A good idea is to always take advantage of the fruits in season, especially when they’re fresh. Your salad will always come out better.
It’s also not the end of the world if using fresh fruits isn’t exactly an option for you for some reason. You can still use frozen fruits without stress, just as long as they don’t turn all mushy when they defrost.
Tip 2 – Don’t shy away from the dressing
Although fruits tend to be naturally sweet, the dressing on your fruit salad can take it to a whole new level. It serves kind of like the “icing on the cake”.
Your choice of salad dressing is really up to you. It can range from simple things like the juice of an orange or lemon, to more interesting things like yoghurt, honey lemon dressing, and so on.
Feel free to experiment here with different dressings and different combinations.
Tip 3 – Storage
If you’re going to keep some of that tasty salad for later, it’s important to store it properly.
Generally, fresh fruit salads tend to store well for about 3 days. After that, they may not be as good as when they were perfectly fresh. Also, it’s recommended to store them in an airtight container, which is more efficient at preservation.
When it comes to the mixture itself, depending on the type of fruit, you can choose to store them separately or together. Either seems to be fine.
Tip 4 – Get creative
Last but not the least, don’t be afraid to let your inner creativity shine. Feel free to experiment with different fruit combos and even dressing combos.
You can also throw in some extra toppings like coconut flakes, crushed nuts like almonds, walnuts and pecans, as well as herbs like mint and basil if you like. Let your inner chef lead.
These useful tips will help you get the best out of your fruit salad. Now here are 25 amazing fruit salad recipes for you to enjoy.
25 Tasty Fruit Salad Recipes
1) Honey Lime Fruit Salad Recipe
2) Creamy Fruit Salad with Greek yoghurt
3) Easy Winter Fresh Fruit Salad
4) Mouthwatering Watermelon Salad with Feta
5) Overnight Fruit Salad with Vanilla Pudding
6) Berry Delicious Fruit Salad
7) Fruit Salad with Healthy Honey Yogurt Sauce
8) Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
9) Red, White And Blueberry Fruit Salad
10) Light And Creamy Fruit Salad
11) Mexican Fruit Salad
12) Honey Lime Basil Peach Fruit Salad
13) Spicy Fruit Salad
14) Easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad
15) Melon and Pineapple Fruit Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing
16) Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
17) Pina Colada Fruit Salad
18) Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
19) Fruit, Avocado, and Feta Salad
20) Christmas Fruit Salad
21) Strawberry and Orange Salad with Citrus Syrup & Fresh Mint
22) Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad
23) Blueberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa
24) Easy Winter Fruit Salad
25) Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla Bean
Which one of these are you making next? Let me know down below.