Fresh fruits are one of my favorite summer treats. To be honest, I could live solely off fruits and vegetables during the summer. Salads made of fresh fruit are always so delicious. Grilling has been an incredibly popular activity for our family this spring, and I like having quick and easy salads to serve alongside our grilled meat. Easy recipes that don’t require much effort are my favorites.
Though I enjoy radish and cucumber salad, my favorite is fruit salad. In honor of Memorial Day, we will prepare our Berry Cheesecake Salad, which has elements of the colors red, white, and blue. This Creamy Fruit Salad is something I make for our ordinary BBQs. My favorite is a vanilla yogurt-based dressing, which is so simple to make.
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Depending on what fruits I have on hand I’ll make this combination, but I love this combination today. This is an excellent blend and variety of fruits. This salad is perfect because it contains strawberries, kiwis, pineapple, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. This can be served as a side dish or dessert.
As part of making this salad, I like to prepare all of the fruits in advance. Then, I make a creamy vanilla yogurt dressing about an hour before serving. It only needs to be refrigerated for a few minutes. Serving the salad within a few hours is the best.
One of my boys’ favorite fruits and one that I keep on hand almost always is grapes. They are used a lot in salads and summer dishes, so that’s why.
This Poppyseed Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad contains tender slices of chicken, sweet grapes, pasta, and a dressing made from poppy seeds.
We always serve Broccoli Grape Salad at barbecues when we have friends over.
Fruit Salad Recipes
Among my favorite fruit salads, this Balsamic and Basil Berry Salad has a unique and lovely flavor. Refreshing and light, this salad is perfect for enjoying during the summer.
The simple honey-lime dressing makes this Summer Fruit Salad a refreshing addition to an everyday fruit bowl.
It is also very good to have a Pineapple Mojito Fruit Salad. The pineapple mojito features plenty of fresh mints and can be served at breakfast too.
For another refreshing summer option, Tried and Tasty makes the Berry Fusion Fruit Salad with fresh lemon juice and honey.
Fruit Salad Tips
- You can serve this fruit salad to those with allergies that are vegetarian, egg-free, and gluten-free, but just check all the packages to make sure they have not been tainted.
- Almond or coconut milk can easily be substituted for milk in this recipe for dairy-free and vegan fruit salad.
- When preparing this dressing, you can boost its protein content by adding a little plain Greek yogurt.
- The different components of a fruit salad don’t keep well and shouldn’t be prepared in advance. However, I have included a few tips for you below to make your life a little easier.
Can I make this vegan?
That’s right, you can! Whipping cream without dairy is a great option. There is a good brand of whipping cream available in India, Tropolite, which will work well in this recipe. It is important to know that Tropolite is already sweetened, so as much icing sugar as needed won’t be necessary. Coconut cream can also be used in this recipe.
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Which fruits can I use in this recipe?
I’ve used apples, bananas, grapes, kiwis, mangos, and pomegranates to make this recipe. But you can use any fruit you like. The following fruits may be of consideration: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pears, nectarines, plums, pitted cherries, papayas, sapotas, etc.
Although I wouldn’t recommend adding fruits of the citrus or melon varieties, as they will make the fruit cream too watery. Alternatively, choose fruits that are sweet instead of tart in order to make this creamy fruit salad taste better.
If you have access to mangoes, you should use them in this recipe. No matter what time of the year it is, you can cook this fruit cream recipe, just make sure to use seasonal, local ingredients for the best taste.
Can I use store-bought whipped cream?
Of course, you can! Fold the fruits into the whipped cream in a bowl after adding the diced fruits.
How long does Creamy Fruit Salad last?
Like most creamy salads, this salad keeps well in the refrigerator for about five days, making it ideal for make-ahead meals! During the sitting time, the flavors meld together, so try making this the day before a summer pool party or barbecue to get an even better taste the next day!
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This is also beautiful when arranged in a glass bowl, but I like to top it with canned mandarin oranges, mini marshmallows, and toasted coconut for an extra touch of decoration. The mandarin oranges should be decorated within about 30 minutes of serving the salad since they will dry out in the air or the coconut will dissolve.
- Few cherries
- 2 tbsp Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Diced kiwi
- 1/4 cup Icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla
- 1 cup Diced apples
- 1 cup Green grapes
- 1 cup Sliced banana
- 1 cup Diced mangoes
- 2 tbsp Sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup Whipping cream
- 2 tbsp Slivered pistachios
- 1/2 cup Pomegranate arils
- Place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar into a large bowl.
- Beat all ingredients on low speed initially with a hand mixer.
- Beating at medium-high speed until soft peaks form is the next step. The recipe does not call for stiff peaks. Adding diced fruits and nuts will complete the dish. Make sure to reserve some for garnishing.
- The cream will be coated by gently mixing the fruit with a spatula. The bowl can be served immediately or covered and refrigerated for one to two hours.
- Using a serving bowl, put reserved fruits and nuts on top. You may garnish with cherries if you like.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 30.1gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 22.5gProtein: 2.3g