fruit salad. Yawn, right? no! Everyone loves it and everyone creates their own versions that are always ‘popular’ and ‘hit’. However, the trend seen in many fruit salads is to use secondary or tertiary fruits and mix them in ever-increasing proportions of non-fruit ingredients until it is essentially a dessert. A Snickers bar with whipped cream and an apple? It’s delicious, sure, but don’t tell me it’s a fruit salad.
here is the game. Let’s list what can ruin a fruit salad. apple. grapes. Honeydew melons are sometimes okay, but usually just so-so and cantaloupe the worst. And perhaps the most controversial item on the list is watermelon. I love watermelon, don’t get me wrong. But if you toss it with other fruits, it turns into just water. And there are too many variations of sweetness.
No, the best fruit salads require only real food. Fruit top tier/first string player. And a little extra. This salad is everything. Three fruits – orange, strawberry and kiwi (much more kiwi than we are used to seeing in fruit salads). Dress it up a bit with lime juice, mint, honey and flake salt (yes, salt – just a little bit). It’s very simple, but it doesn’t smell at all.
Well, we’ve stirred the pot, so let’s hear it! How many of my “no” fruits would you use for a fruit salad? Want to give this a try? Let us know what you think in the comments!
My most requested fruit salad
3 fruits (all on the top layer), 7 ingredients total. A bit of a cut, but well worth it.
Add fruit to bowl. If you’re making ahead, store the fruit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat. Add lime, honey, mint and salt just before serving. Throw it up and have fun.