Needing the perfect side dish/dessert for a summer barbecue?? This fresh fruit salad recipe is easy to make and will surely be a hit for everyone!
Can I add different fruit?
Yes!! Feel free to mix it up a little bit and see what flavors your tastebuds love. Some suggestions would be bananas, grapes, kiwi, fresh pineapple, oranges, mango, and melon depending on your taste.
What if I would like the fruit salad to be a little bit sweeter?
Add in 2 more tablespoons (1/4 cup total) of honey.
Can I use frozen fruit?
It is best to only use fresh fruit for a summer fruit salad. When you freeze fruit, it changes the structure of the actual fruit. Frozen fruit will end up being deflated and mushy once it thaws. Using fresh fruit will give the salad some crispness. If it is possible, get some of the fruit from your garden or local farmers’ market.
Can I make fruit salad ahead of time?
Yes, but only about 4 hours in advance. If needed, prepare the fruit no more than 4 hours ahead of time. Then wait to pour the syrup (honey and juice mixture) on the fruit until you are ready to serve. If you are afraid of your apples turning brown, simply toss them with about a tablespoon of lemon juice and layer them under the rest of the fruit in the bowl.
Why do you suggest Raw Honey?
Pure raw honey is of the highest quality. During the pasteurization of honey, the heating process destroys the enzymes and nutrients of honey. If you can, buy local from a beekeeper.
Just a few ingredients
How to make a fresh fruit salad?
As stated before, this fruit salad recipe is easy to make.
First, chop the fruit that will require chopping – strawberries and apples.
Second, you will mix together honey, orange juice, orange zest, and lemon zest to create a syrup.
Add all the fruit to a large bowl, pour the syrup over the fruit and gently combine.
Chill if not serving immediately and chill any leftovers.
How to store fruit salad?
Fruit salad is best when it is fresh but can be enjoyed for up to 3 days – depending on the freshness of your fruit. Storing any leftover fruit salad should be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
- 2 tablespoons Raw Honey
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
- Zest of Lemon
- Zest of Orange
- 6 ounces Blackberries
- 6 ounces Blueberries
- 6 ounces Raspberries
- 10 Strawberries chopped
- 3 Apples chopped
- In a small bowl, mix together the honey, orange juice, orange zest, and lemon zest.
- In a large bowl, add the fruit.
- Pour the syrup over the fruit and gently combine.
- For extra sweetness, add 2 more tablespoons of Raw Honey.