Nutritious and refreshing, a bowl of fruit salad is a fantastic way to start your day – and it makes a great lunch as well. Fruit is high in fiber, which is excellent for the health of your digestive system, and it also contains vitamins and minerals essential for optimal health. The polyphenol antioxidants found in fruit, play a significant role in cleansing our bloodstream of toxic particles known as free-radicals.
Fruit is seasonal, but most retailers import what’s not in season at the moment. The advent of hydroponic fruit farms also plays a significant role in diminishing the seasonal variability in fruit.
Nowadays it’s possible to walk into your greengrocer and choose from a wide variety of fruit at any time of the year. What fruit do you enjoy eating? Here are our top 15-recipes for tasty and nutritious fruit salad – we’re sure you’ll find something that suits your taste in this list.
1. Traditional Fruit Salad
Let’s start with the classic fruit salad. This recipe is simple to make and contains seasonal fruit with a tasty dressing that amplifies the flavor of the meal.
INGREDIENTS – Dressing
¼-cup fresh-squeezed orange juice.
¼-cup of raw honey.
INGREDIENTS – Salad
2-cups strawberries, hulled and sliced.
3-kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced.
1-orange, peeled and wedges cut in half.
2-apples, peeled and sliced.
1-mango, peeled, pitted and chopped.
2-cups red grapes.
Mix the orange juice, raw honey, and lemon zest in a small mixing bowl until combined. Chill the dressing until the fruit salad is ready to serve.
Take a large mixing bowl and add the strawberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sliced kiwi fruit. Prep the oranges, apples, and mango and add to the mixing bowl along with the grapes. Toss all ingredients to combine.
Add the fruit to a serving bowl and pour the dressing over. Serve with whipped cream if desired.