The fruit salad basket is an exquisite, refreshing salad that is an ultimate summer beater and a Vitamin C Booster! Filled with a beautiful blend of fruits. it’s easy to make but hard to forget.
With this recipe, you will impress your friends and family with a homemade fruit salad that is better than anything from the grocery store.
What will happen if we use frozen fruits for this recipe?
This fruit salad is a healthy, refreshing treat for any time of the day. I always use fresh ingredients for the best results and recommend you do too.
Frozen produce can make for a soggy dish – one that won’t last long enough to be enjoyed. So make sure you’re using only fresh produce for the best results. Although frozen fruits can be a great way to make your favorite summer recipe, they will release water after some time, and while serving you won’t get the same taste or texture as the fresh ones.
Can we prepare fruit salad in advance?
Dressing a fruit salad up to the last minute means it will be fresh and won’t have that wet, soggy feeling left by dressing on top. Keep your fruits covered until you’re ready for them so they’ll stay crisp.
And you should always remember to keep the prepared fruits well-covered until it’s time to serve so that no moisture seeps out.
Storing of Fruit Salad
Don’t let leftovers go to waste! Not only does this fruit salad taste great now, but it will stay fresh and delicious for up to 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator, store it in the fridge for up to four days sealed.
If you see that the fruits are starting to be mushy, decolored, or change in flavor after a few days, it means they are not fresh anymore, but fear not! Turn it into an easy-to-make smoothie, ice cream, jam, or any other fruit recipe instead.
A more healthy fruit salad without any chocolate or cream
This recipe shows you how to make a healthy version of traditional fruit salad without the heavy, creamy dressing that is usually slathered on top.
After having this fruit salad basket you’ll never want to put sugar-laden, fat-filled salad dressing in your fruit salads again! This recipe is light and refreshing & perfect for any special occasion or daily use.
How to make Fruit Salad Basket (Stepwise Instruction with video)
1. Take one Watermelon, wash and cut it in half and remove all the watermelon flesh from the inside. We are removing all the flesh to use the half hollow part of the watermelon as a basket.
2. Peel 2 apples and remove the seeds. Dice them and put them into the large glass bowl.
3. Take one fresh orange, peel, slice & dice it. Put these orange pieces also into the same glass bowl.
4. Peel 2 kiwi, slice & dice them, and add them into the glass bowl.
5. Peel the pineapple and cut it in half, use the half pineapple for the recipe. Dice into pieces and add into the bowl with other diced fruits.
General Tip: You should make sure all the fruits are well ripe before using. One best method to quickly ripe the fruits if it’s really raw is placing it in a rice bag (usually fruits that take 1 – 3 days to ripe will take half time with this and will taste better). This method especially works well with mangoes.
6. After this, add 1/3 cup diced black grapes and one sliced banana.
Things to note: You could use any kind of grapes. Smaller grapes can be added as whole pieces and big grapes can be diced in half. Banana gets browned quickly in the open air, so make sure you are adding banana just before serving (in case you are not serving the salad right away wait till just before serving to add the bananas).
7. Start adding dressing ingredients now, add 1 tbsp of lemon juice. You can add orange juice or any fruit juice of your taste and preference.
8. Add 1/2 of tsp of lemon zest and 1 tbsp of honey into your fruit salad.
Cooking Tip: Be careful while taking out the lemon zest do not take the white part of the peel. Because white part can make your fruit salad bitter. You can prepare your salad dressing separately and then add it to the fruit salad as well.
9. Once all the dressings are added, toss and mix your fruit salad with the dressing to bring the flavors together.
10. Transfer the fruit salad into the hollowed watermelon half shell that was prepared earlier. This process is also completely optional or you can use any other hard fruit as a basket. For example, you can replace the watermelon shell with pineapple or any melon as a basket based on your preference and availability.
11. Decorate your fruit salad basket with some fresh mint leaves and serve it 🙂
Fruit Salad BasketCourse: DessertCuisine: World CuisineDifficulty: Easy
Tiring humid sunny days or even after an exhaustive workout – this fruit salad is going to kick you back to energy mode! enjoy and try this at home!
1 pc Banana
1 pc Apple
2 pcs Kiwi
1/2 cup Grapes
1 pc Orange
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Lemon zest
1/2 pc Pineapple
- Cut out the watermelon 1 pc in half and remove the watermelon from inside one-half. The hard skin that remains is kept aside for use as the basket for the salad.
- Peel, deseed and dice Apples 2 pcs and put them into a glass bowl.
- Slice and dice the fresh orange 1 pc and add to the bowl.
- Add sliced kiwi 2 pcs, diced pineapple 1/2 pc, black grapes 1/3 cup, and sliced banana 1 pc.
- After adding all the fruits, Add lemon juice 1 tbsp, lemon zest 1/2 tsp, honey 1 tbsp to the bowl – stir & toss the salad mixture well.
- Transfer all the freshly chopped fruits salad mixture into the half-cut watermelon basket.
- Decorate your fresh fruit salad basket with some fresh mint and a straw!
- Always use fresh and seasonal fruits to prepare any kind of fruit salad.
- Do not keep or refrigerate your fruit salad as it will lose its color, freshness, and flavors.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
- Sodium 5mg 1%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 562mg 17%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 6.1g 25%
- Sugars 39.3g
- Protein 2.3g 5%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.