Nutrient-Rich Fruit Salad Bowl For A Healthy Summer Side Dish
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Eating well during the hot summer months is definitely a better strategy for staying cool from the inside than using your home's air conditioning system. While it's always advisable to consume a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables in the summer to keep hydrated and healthy, adding a little spice to your normal meals never hurts. Here's where fruit salad becomes useful. See how to use a variety of recently produced summer fruits to create the ideal dish of fruit salad this summer. It tastes well either as a side dish or on its own.

8 Tips To Make The Best Summer Fruit Salad

  • Select Delicious And Fresh Fruits: Make use of an assortment of in-season, delicious and refreshing fruits. This guarantees your salad will have the optimum flavour and texture.
  • Balance Sweetness And Tartness: For a well-balanced flavour profile, combine somewhat tart fruits like kiwi, pineapple, or oranges with sweet fruits like strawberries, mangoes, and watermelon.
  • Add Texture: To provide intrigue, mix in fruits of various textures. Use luscious grapes, soft berries, and crisp apples or pears, for instance.
  • Incorporate Citrus: Fruits with a citrus flavour, such as oranges, lemons, or grapefruits, give the salad a cool twist and keep other fruits from browning.
  • Fresh Herbs: Chopped mint, basil, or cilantro can give a burst of freshness. Herbs improve the overall flavour and balance the sweetness of the fruits.
  • Dress Lightly: Instead of heavy dressings, opt for a light dressing like a drizzle of honey, a splash of citrus juice, or a simple syrup with a hint of vanilla or cinnamon.
  • Garnish Creatively: Garnish with a few whole berries, citrus slices, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes or granola for an attractive presentation.
  • Serve Immediately: Fruit salads are best enjoyed fresh, so serve the salad immediately after preparing it to maintain the vibrant colours and flavours of the fruits.

Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

Here's how you can make a wholesome fruit salad at your home this summer season:


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup fresh kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 banana, sliced (add just before serving to prevent browning)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  • After giving every fruit a thorough cleaning, cut and shell the strawberries.
  • Chop the pineapple, mango, and banana; peel and cut the kiwi; don't add the banana right until serving.
  • Whisk the lime or lemon juice and honey together in a small bowl until thoroughly blended.
  • All the prepared fruits should be combined in a large mixing bowl.
  • After adding the honey-lime dressing to the fruits, gently toss them to coat them evenly.
  • To allow the flavours to mingle, cover the dish of fruit salad with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
  • Toss the salad gently and sprinkle with fresh mint leaves before serving.