Fruit salads are super tasty and easily made! Delicious for a summer picnic, barbecue, for dessert, breakfast or just as a healthy snack full of vitamins. Fruit salads are just part of summer, don’t you think? Of course, you can make a fruit salad all year round, but on a beautiful summer day a fruit salad just tastes better.
Summer is the season of fruits such as strawberries, plums, red currants and peaches. Especially choose fruit that is in season for your fruit salad! And also make sure the fruit is fresh.
We turn this fruit salad recipe into a rainbow fruit salad. You can find all the colors of the rainbow in this fruit salad. Did you know it’s super healthy to eat the colors of the rainbow? So it is not only super fun but also good for you. But we’ll tell you more about that later.
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How to Make a Fruit Salad
What is so perfect about a fruit salad, is that you can put in the fruit that you like. Varying fruit in taste and texture is important to make your fruit salad tasty.
Which fruits do we use in this fruit salad recipe? The rainbow consists of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. We use fruits in these colors that also go well together. Strawberry, tangerine, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and red grapes. Instead of tangerine, you could go for papaya or apricot. You could also replace the pineapple with mango. Just what you like! Make sure your fruit is fresh and ripe when you start using it.
TIP! Do you want to make your fruit salad look nicer? Serve the salad in a pineapple, watermelon or dragon fruit! You bet everyone is impressed by the presentation.
Eat The Rainbow
Did you know that you eat more nutrients if you eat more colors of fruit and vegetables? Each type of fruit and vegetable contains different vitamins and minerals. So it is not only fun to eat the colors of the rainbow, it is also healthy! For example, red fruit is full of antioxidants, and yellow fruit is high in potassium.
You can also make rainbow fruit a fun treat! For example, a healthy treat in a cup, or you can turn it into fruit satay.
Yogurt With Fruit
You can also make a great breakfast by eating yogurt with fruit. Throw in some muesli and / or nuts and you have a delicious healthy breakfast.
Fruit Salad Dressing
Finish your fruit salad with a dressing! This is not necessary, because the fruit itself is already tasty and juicy. But it can give an extra flavor to the salad. Use herbs such as mint or basil and also add honey, orange juice, balsamic syrup or vanilla yogurt, for example. Do you want to add some more different textures? Think of nuts or seeds such as walnuts and poppy seeds.
Always add some lime or lemon juice to the fruit salad. This is not only good for the taste, it also keeps the fruit looking better and retains its taste.
How to Store Fruit Salad
The best thing is if you make the fruit salad and eat it immediately. But you can easily prepare and store a fruit salad. Store the salad in a sealable container in the fridge, but not for longer than 2 days. Your fruit salad will stay better with some lime or lemon juice.
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Rainbow Fruit Salad Recipe
- 200 gram strawberries 1 cup
- 2 tangerines / apricots or ½ papaya
- 1 mango or ½ pineapple
- 3 kiwis or 1 cup of white grapes
- 150 grams blueberries 1 cup
- 100 grams red grapes 1 cup
Fruit Salad Dressing
- 3 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
- 1 eetlepel honey or agave syrup optional
- Rinse the strawberries, blueberries and grapes with cold water. Drain the fruit.
- Peel the tangerines and cut the wedges in half. Cut the apricots into halved wedges. Or cut the papaya in half, scoop out the seeds, remove the skin and cut into cubes.
- Peel the mango and cut into pieces. Or cut the peel off the pineapple and cut the pineapple into pieces.
- Peel the kiwis and cut into pieces.
- Remove the crowns from the strawberries and cut in half. Halve the grapes too. Put all the fruit together in a container.
- Mix lemon or lime juice with the fruit. Season with honey or agave syrup.
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