If you think a fruit salad just involves chopping up a bunch of fruit into a bowl, think again! Make a stunning fruit salad by prepping and seasoning the fruit as shown in the video. Following these tips will illustrate the difference between a decent and absolutely delectable fruit salad.
It may seem as though there's not much to a fruit salad other than tossing chopped fruit in a bowl, but a few simple tricks transform a flat fruit salad into something enticing to the eye and pleasing to the palate. From picking fruit with the same level of ripeness to spritzing fruit with lemon juice, these 10 tricks will help you make better fruit salads all year round.
The long wait is over — thank goodness! — and berries and stone fruit are returning to supermarket shelves (at absurdly low prices to boot). A textured Winter fruit salad has kept me going the past few months, but now I'm putting that recipe aside for this Spring- and Summer-forward fruit salad featuring all-new produce.
It's impossible to pinpoint what I love most about this combination of flavors. Sure, any old day you can combine a bunch of berries in a bowl, but here, mint, nutty Marcona almonds, and lemon zest and juice transform this into a fruit salad worthy of serving on a special occasion. The addition of sugar enhances the flavors in the fruit as well as releases more juices so the whole salad is marinated in a berry syrup.
Chips, salsa, and guac are great for Cinco de Mayo, but if you're looking for something extrarefreshing to complete your party spread,then turn to frutas con chile y limón. This Mexican pushcart favorite, made with just fruit, chili powder, lime, and salt, is a perfect way to bring street eats to your table. Start with your favorite assortment of produce (anything from sliced mangoes to cucumber crescents), and then serve it as they do on the street, only with an elevated twist. Watch our video to learn how to make this healthy snack party-perfect.
The beginning of March is a funny fruit season. Despite living in Northern California, where produce is typically bountiful, the fruit section seems pretty dismal lately, save for the large triangular stacks of citrus fruit. Here's a fruit salad to satiate you until Spring officially begins and brings in apricots and fragrant strawberries.
Your taste buds will delight in the textural roller coaster: first, you'll crunch into the pomegranate seeds and pistachios, which pave the way for velvety goat cheese, and finally burst into the juicy pockets of the citrus fruit and kiwi. This sweet-sour salad is like nature's most succulent bowl of SweeTarts.
The next time you walk into a grocery store or visit your local farmers market, take a look around and hopefully you'll not only see but also smell the delicious aroma coming from a strawberry stand. For some strange reason — probably because I love them so — strawberries push me out of my cooking comfort zone by inspiring me to make such things like jams, pies, and even homemade ice cream.
Fortunately, berries are in season right now, making them widely available across the country. Strawberries also provide a multitude of health benefits, so you can eat 'em till your heart's content. What else is in season? Rhubarb, cherries, navel oranges, and watermelon. To put all of these tasty fruits to good use this Spring, here's a fruit salad recipe that surely won't disappoint!
I love fruit as is, but I'm always looking for ways to make things more creative — especially since the mister is not as big of a fruitoholic as I'd like. He's much more likely to eat one of my fruit dishes over a plain apple or banana. I'm big into making smoothies and homemade fruity popsicles, and now I'm putting them onto a stick. Fruit kebabs are fun to make, and are huge hits at any party or dinner I've hosted. Something about food on a stick just makes people giddy.
To make your own fruit kebabs, get an assortment of different fruit and cut into bite-size pieces. After that, all that's left is to skewer! You can use standard kebab skewers to do so. I love arranging mine on a plate and serving them with a healthy dip like my homemade maple cinnamon yogurt dip, or peanut butter and honey dip. And, believe it or not, fruit kebabs taste great on the grill too. My favorite fruits to grill are peaches, pineapples, apples, and pears. Bust these out at your next barbecue — they're sure to be a hit!
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My afternoon snack of the week: fresh fruit topped with pepitas (pumpkin seeds). A green smoothie on the side. Hoping all this fruity goodness will kick the cold out of my system!
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Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I feel lucky to say that I'll be spending the day with my fabulous mom. Both of my siblings are far away, so it will be a small celebration with my parents and me. Instead of going out to brunch, we'll enjoy a leisurely meal in the front patio. On the menu? All of mom's favorites! She's a fan of simple food, so the main attraction is a classic quiche lorraine. Twice-cooked hash browns and a strawberry orange salad round out the easy menu. On Saturday night, I'll put together the quiche and bake the potatoes. Then come Sunday morning, all I have to do is bake the quiche, finish the potatoes, and throw together the salad. To enjoy these dishes with your loved ones, get the recipes now.
Even though I graduated from college six years ago, I still get the end-of-Summer blues every August. There's only one remedy to this sickness: I turn my energy toward hosting a spectacular barbecue. If you experience the same low, consider throwing a barbecue this weekend or over Labor Day.
This menu consists of a smorgasbord of grilled foods starting with grilled jumbo shrimp doused in a thick shower of garlic-herb butter. For the main course, let guests assemble their own plates by choosing from an assortment of grilled meats (ribs, chicken, and sausages) and vegetables (onions and bell peppers). A strawberry, peach, and melon fruit salad gets a modern makeover thanks to a sweet yet spicy black pepper dressing. To serve these tasty items to your friends and family, get the recipes and read more