Easy Fresh Fruit Salad, using a wonderful variety of fruits. Optional simple syrup dressing too! Always a hit and perfect if you need to make it ahead! This really is easy and once you've made it, you'll find yourself making it over and over, using whatever fruits are in season!

Easy Fresh Fruit Salad, using a wonderful variety of fruits. Optional simple lemon syrup dressing too! Perfect for a breakfast or as a dessert with a blob of ice cream!

Each time I make a fruit salad, it is different! I like to buy my fruits from the local Farmer's Market, so it is always a surprise what will be available and what is in season.

For this recipe, I've used pineapple, Cantaloupe melon, strawberries (oh boy! Those were so incredibly sweet and juicy, and the best thing, they were really cheap too!), red and green grapes, and peaches.

I was making this particular easy fresh fruit salad to take along to a party, so I had in mind fruits with bright, fresh, vibrant colors, and of course juicy and sweet.
I didn't use my basic syrup recipe for this salad, I tasted a piece of each fruit as I was preparing, and everything was so full of flavor and with their own natural sweetness, there wasn't any need.

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However, I know, sometimes that is not the case, and fruits can be a little sharp or not so ripe, so feel free to make up our basic syrup recipe and add just before serving if you need to.

This easy fresh fruit salad can be served with some Creme Fraiche, or perhaps yogurt, ice cream etc, but for me, I like it simply on its own.

The textures come from the variety of fruits I've used, so again, when you are shopping for your fruit salad ingredients, keep in mind the colors and textures.

If you'd like to serve this easy fresh fruit salad with some homemade ice cream, we've got a couple of really delicious and very easy ice cream recipes below;

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Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

nil

Yield

10 or more servings

INGREDIENTS

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cantaloupe melon, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 peaches, washed, stoned and sliced
A large handful or 250 g red seedless grapes, washed, larger ones halved
A large handful or 250 g green seedless grapes, washed, larger ones halved
As many strawberries as you like! hulled and Large ones halved
Juice of 1 lemon

For the Basic Syrup

5oz or 140g sugar
5 fl oz or 125ml water

How to Prepare a Pineapple With Minimum Waste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Ok, this is real easy! Select a suitable serving bowl large enough to hold all your fruit.

2. Prepare all the fruits, I like to cut mine in to bite size pieces.
If you are unsure how to prepare a pineapple with minimum waste, come and see our guide to pineapple preparation here. It's super!

3. Add all the fruits to the bowl, and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon to the fruits. Then very very gently, toss the fruits so everything is nicely mixed. I like to just use my hands and turn the fruit very gently. That way I don't damage or bruise the fruit. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

4. If you would like to add a little sweetness to the fruit salad, you can use our Basic Syrup recipe. This needs to be allowed to cool, and poured sparingly just before serving. If you add it to the fruit too early, it can make the fruit go slimy so I advise, just add 10 or 20 minutes before serving for best results.
In a pan, add the water and sugar and bring to a gentle boil until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a jug and allow to completely cool, then it's ready! Told you it was easy!

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Easy Fresh Fruit Salad, using a wonderful variety of fruits. Optional simple syrup dressing too! Always a hit and perfect if you need to make ahead!

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Ever wondered how to make your own yogurt? We've got a great recipe for you and it would go lovely with some of your fruit salad for breakfast!

How to make Homemade Yogurt. A very easy guide to making your own yogurt and flexible with so many uses, from breakfasts, baking, desserts, marinades and many savory recipes. Or simply enjoy on it's own with some fresh fruit!

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Easy Fresh Fruit Salad, using a wonderful variety of fruits. Optional simple syrup dressing too! Always a hit and perfect if you need to make ahead!

Easy Fresh Fruit Salad

Yield: 10 Plus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Easy Fresh Fruit Salad, using a wonderful variety of fruits. Optional simple syrup dressing too! Perfect for a breakfast or as a dessert with a blob of ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cantaloupe melon, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 peaches, washed, stoned and sliced
  • A large handful or 250 g red seedless grapes, washed, larger ones halved
  • A large handful or 250 g green seedless grapes, washed, larger ones halved
  • As many strawberries as you like! hulled and Large ones halved
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For the Basic Syrup

  • 5 oz or 140g sugar
  • 5 oz fl or 125ml water

Instructions

  1. Ok, this is real easy! Select a suitable serving bowl large enough to hold all your fruit.
  2. Prepare all the fruits, I like to cut mine in to bite size pieces.

If you are unsure how to prepare a pineapple with minimum waste, come and see our guide here. It's super!

  1. Add all the fruits to the bowl, and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon to the fruits. Then very very gently, toss the fruits so everything is nicely mixed. I like to just use my hands and turn the fruit very gently. That way I don't damage or bruise the fruit. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for a few hours or over night.
  2. If you would like to add a little sweetness to the fruit salad, you can use our Basic Syrup recipe. This needs to be allowed to cool, and poured sparingly just before serving. If you add it to the fruit too early, it can make the fruit go slimy so I advise, just add 10 or 20 minutes before serving for best results.
  3. In a pan, add the water and sugar and bring to a gentle boil until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a jug and allow to completely cool, then it's ready! Told you it was easy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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