Fruit salad

Fruit salad
To make a good fruit salad, there are three important points:

  1. Choose fruits that go well together (avoid putting soft pears with crunchy apples for example).
  2. Remove absolutely all skins and seeds.
  3. Bring it all together with a good home made sugar syrup added to the fruit juices.
Here is a recipe which does all of that.
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Last modified on: April 20th 2020

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 Victoria pineapple 1 Victoria pineapple
  • 2 kiwi 4 kiwis
  • 3 grapefruit 2 grapefruits
  • 4 banana 2 bananas
  • 5 Pears 2 Pears
  • 6 lime 1 lime
  • 7 vanilla pod ½ vanilla pod
  • 8 Sugar syrup 1 glass Sugar syrup
  • Total weight: 3,052 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Fruit salad
The choice of fruits is of course linked to the season, so don't hesitate to change any fruit for another. It's important to choose seasonal fruits, they are at their best and cheaper.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Fruit salad
Peel oranges and grapefruits, cut each segment into two or three and put in the bowl.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Fruit salad
Don't forget to squeeze all the fruit membranes with your hands over the bowl to keep the maximum juice possible.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Fruit salad
Trim off top and bottom of kiwis, peel them and cut in four lengthways. Cut each quarter into small pieces and put in the bowl.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Fruit salad
Peel pineapple, cut each quarter in small pieces and add to the bowl.

Stage 6 - 15 min.
Fruit salad
Peel pears, cut in four, sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning, remove the core, then cut each quarter in small pieces and add to the bowl.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Fruit salad
Squeeze the lime over the bowl.

Scrape the inside of half a vanilla pod into 1 glass Sugar syrup, then pour into the bowl.

If possible add a pinch of vitamin C.

Mix the whole lot gently.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Fruit salad
Cover with plastic film, and keep in the fridge.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Fruit salad
Shortly before serving, peel bananas and slice into the bowl, before mixing for the last time.

This is done because bananas quickly soften and turn brown after they are peeled.
If you like the taste, you can add a little rum to the syrup .

Some are looking for the contrast that I was speaking about (soft with crunchy), personaly I don't like it, preferring harmony, but of course it's a matter of taste.
Several days in the fridge, without bananas, in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,753 Kcal or 7,339 Kj19 gr412 gr4 gr
88 %7 %39 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
57 Kcal or 239 Kj1 gr14 gr< 1 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
292 Kcal or 1,223 Kj3 gr69 gr1 gr
15 %1 %6 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 10.24 €
  • Per person : 1.71 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
KiwiKiwi: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Exotic fruit tart, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad, European glass, Pavlova, ... All
GrapefruitGrapefruit: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fresh fruit in sabayon, Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, Candied grapefruit peel, Citrus tart, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All
BananaBanana: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Exotic fruit tart, Flambéd bananas , Pavlova, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pear and chocolate Paris puddings, Poached pears, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Pear charlotte, Pear tart with almond cream, ... All
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