I don’t love the summer because of hot temperatures or mild summer nights. Ok, the latter I do love, too. But what I appreciate most about the season is all the amazing fruit that it brings. Not only do fruits taste better when they’re in season, but they’re also full of nutrients. Plus: fruit is just wholesome and due to the high water content very refreshing, too – both of which can be useful for those hot days. So whenever I don’t spoon half a watermelon or haven’t prepared Bircher Muesli the night before, this beautiful fruit salad will most likely be my breakfast in the summertime. I don’t always make the melon mint dressing though. Usually I’d just squeeze half a lemon over my fruit. The dressing really does take it to the next level though – with it the salad makes a perfect addition to any BBQ.
My favorite fruit salad includes berries, grapefruit, grapes, apple or pear and other stone fruits like nectarines or plums. Whenever I prepare a big bowl of fruit salad to keep for a few days, I don’t add mushy fruits like kiwis or plums. The same applies to berries, which I’d add in the morning right before actually eating the salad. The fruit salad also travels well btw. Just make sure to keep it in a leakproof container and to keep it cool as long as possible.
This fruit salad is light, refreshing and makes the perfect summer breakfast. Not only is this beautiful salad healthy, but also very easy to make.
- 2 apples
- 2 nectarines
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 kiwis
- 2 handful grapes
- 2 handful blueberries
- 1 cup diced watermelon
- 1 lime (or 1/2 lemon)
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
Cut apples and nectarines into bite size pieces and add to a large salad bowl.
Peel and cut grapefruit and kiwis and add to the stone fruits. Cut grapes in half and add to the bowl, together with blueberries.
For the dressing add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour dressing over the salad and gently stir to combine.
For best results, refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes before serving. Or enjoy right away.
- The fruit should be ripe, but not too soft.
- The juice of citrus fruits prevents browning of fruits like apples and pears.
- Keeps well in the fridge for up to two days.
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