10 Tips for a Great Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad It might be drizzling this morning, but for the last few days in Dingle, the sun has been blazing down and everybody’s spirits lifted. I bought a heap of fruit to go making fruit salad. I think there are few things I make at home that are quite as expensive, but there also are few things that taste as good on a summer’s day. Fruit salad can be eaten on its own, topped with cream, or poured over ice cream.

Here are some tips to making a great fruit salad:

  1. Use fruit you like!
  2. Make sure the fruit is ripe.
  3. Try to buy local fruit that is in season when ever possible. Nothing beats it!
  4. Choose fruit with a variety of colours to make the salad look its best.
  5. Mix up the textures a bit – smooth fruits, crunchy fruits, etc.
  6. Squeeze in the juice of a couple of lemons or limes. This will help keep the fruit from turning brown.
  7. Fruit salad closeupA tablespoon or two of cognac is a great addition!
  8. Letting the fruit salad sit for a few hours will greatly enhance the flavour, especially if you have put in some cognac. (It’s a good idea to leave it in the refrigerator).
  9. If you do add sugar, add less than you think you would need. The fruit salad will become a lot sweeter as it sits a while.
  10. Serve it in a glass dish for dramatic effect.

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  1. Great idea this. It is always difficult to thin of varied things to cook especially for a hungry family and some of the ideas here and elsewhere on your site have given me some great ideas so thak you!

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