Summer is quickly approaching. A healthy and effective way to cool down is by eating a fruit salad. The fresh fruit can keep you healthy and hydrated. It’s also a very delicious treat. They can also be served as a delicious side dish or as a dessert. Here is the perfect summer fruit salad recipe.
This only takes about twenty-five minutes to prepare and five minutes to cook. You can guarantee that you won’t see any leftovers from the salad. Even kids love them!
Each serving is very healthy. It only contains 155 calories, 0.6 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 1.8 grams of protein, 5 milligrams of sodium, and no cholesterol. It’s the perfect snack for those watching their health and weight. The nutritional profile is also very diverse.
Prepare your ingredients
The ingredients are very easy to gather. For the liquids, you will need 2/3 cup of fresh orange juice, 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You will also need 1/3 cup of brown sugar, a half teaspoon of grated orange zest, a half teaspoon of lemon zest.
For the fruits, you will need two cups of fresh pineapple cut into cubes, two cups of hulled and sliced strawberries, three sliced kiwis, three sliced bananas, a cup of seedless grapes, two cups of blueberries, and two sectioned oranges.
Cook your salad
Mix the orange juice, lemon juice, orange zest, brown sugar, and lemon zest into a large pot or pan. Place the pot on the stove with the flame at medium to high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Once it is already boiling, turn down the heat setting to medium or low. Allow the mixture to simmer for about five minutes. You will notice that the liquid will thicken in terms of consistency. Turn off the heat and then add the vanilla extract. Stir the extract well. Allow this to cool down to room temperature.
Complete the salad
Get a clear glass bowl so that the color of your fruits will be visible and appreciated. Put the fruits in the bowl and on top of each other according to this order: pineapples, strawberries, kiwi fruits, bananas, oranges, grapes, and then blueberries.
Take the cooled fruit sauce. Pour it into the glass bowl and over the fruits. Make sure that everything is soaked in the sauce. Cover the bowl with a lid and then place it in the refrigerator.
Allow the salad to be chilled for about three to four hours. After that, it’s ready to be served. Bon appetit!