Fruit Salad. That is the answer to so many questions. Here are a few of them and let me know if you think of more:
- What should I take to the potluck?
- What will your (picky) kid eat?
- What should I freeze for a icy treat?
- What is the one vegan food no one will think is weird?
- What will make the other kids jealous at the lunch table?
- What should we pack for the picnic?
I know there are more but we have things to do. I think you get my point though, Fruit Salad is a great addition just about any time.
The only problem with fruit salad is the browning that happens when you cut certain types fruit. I’ve got an easy fix for you.
All you need is some vitamin C! Citrus juice does wonders to keep fruit from browning.
Growing up I didn’t eat a lot of fruit. I remember the first time I saw my husband meticulously rubbing lemon juice on apples and bananas. I thought he was insane. It was labor intensive to wipe each and every slice of apple and banana with a lemon wedge (although sometimes the lemon juice went in a bowl and we would dip it).
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to do that. This version has a few more steps but it’s even easier and less time consuming than his way.
Not only does it keep it from browning but your fruit salad will continue to taste refreshing for a day or two (if it lasts that long). I like to store it in a bowl with a lid so I can give it a gentle shake before serving. You can also make fun fruit kabobs for a treat if you have leftovers.
Fruit Salad with Citrus Dressing
This dressing works with many kinds of fruit. We are using strawberries, kiwis, cantaloupe, blueberries and blackberries. The important thing is to use what you like, mango, pineapple and grapes are good choices too! In the fall we use lots of apples.
- juice from 2 large naval oranges
- juice from 1 pink grapefruit
- juice from 1 lemon juice
- juice from ½ lime juice
- 3 pounds of assorted fruit
- Squeeze juice from oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime into a bowl or small jar.
- Stir juice (or if in a jar with a lid, give it a little shake).
- Pour it over the fruit and serve.