Although fruit is best eaten on an empty stomach, a fruit salad nonetheless makes a great alternative to other sugar-laden desserts often served after a big meal. Fruit salads are also great between meals as a snack, or even eaten as a meal. They are tasty and are capable of providing a lot of energy to the body, since they have a high content of natural sugars.
Making a fruit salad is very quick and easy to do. Almost anything goes when making a fruit salad, and so you can use whatever fruits and berries you have on hand, and the salad will taste great. However, here are some tips to help you get started making your own fruit salads.
use fresh fruit
Although some fruits and berries freeze well, you should always aim for fresh fruit when making a salad. Fresh fruits taste much better as they don’t have that freezer taste. To prevent fruit from spoiling, never buy more than you will eat in the next few days. This will also save you money as you won’t be wasting any fruit.
let the salad rest
After cutting the fruits, combine them in a large bowl and let them sit for an hour or two. Doing so will allow all the flavors to meld, making for a super tasty salad. However, don’t let the salad sit for too long, as the longer it sits, the more nutrients will be lost. Depending on how fresh the fruits are when you prepare them, you can store the fruit salad in the refrigerator for a day or two.
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Just because it’s a fruit salad doesn’t mean you can’t use a dressing to bring out the flavors even more. You can use a mixture of fresh juices from other fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, apples, kiwi, pomegranates, and oranges. You can also juice ginger, mint, and other herbs that go well with fresh fruit.
Agave honey or nectar also pairs very well with fresh fruit. You can mix them with fresh juices, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, mint, lavender, and a touch of sea salt for a rich fruit salad dressing. Once you figure out which ingredients you like, simply mix them together and drizzle them over the salad.
There are also many other ways to enjoy a fruit salad. You can experiment with adding nuts and seeds, yogurt, sour cream, or any other food you enjoy.