Fruit salad is an incredibly versatile dish. It can be used as an appetiser, dessert, side dish or snack.
It works any time of the year for almost any occasion.
It works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is also a hit on the buffet table.
Strawberry Banana Fruit
What you need:
Select 2 cups diced apples
1 cup sliced banana
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the apples, banana, strawberries, and walnuts together in a bowl.
Fold in the yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon. Gently stir just before serving.
Fruit salad dressing
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp grated fresh lemon rind
Mix all the ingredients
Some tips for making a great fruit salad:
lUse any type of fruit you like.
l Make sure the fruit is ripe, but not overripe because overripe fruit will not hold up well when mixed.
lTry to buy local fruit that is in season when- ever possible. Nothing beats it.
l Choose fruit with a variety of colours to make the salad look its best.
l Mix textures .
lSqueeze in the juice of a couple of lemons or limes. This will help keep the fruit from turning brown.
lA tablespoon or two of cognac is a great addition!
lLetting the fruit salad sit for a few hours will greatly enhance the flavour, especially if you have put in some Cognac.(It's a good idea to leave it in the refrigerator).
lIf you do add sugar, add less than you think you will need. The fruit salad will become a lot sweeter as it sits a while.