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.
310,4084.1/5 for 55 ratings
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 13 min.1 hour 13 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, without bananas, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Fruit salad : Photo of step #1
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 : Photo of step #2
Peel oranges and grapefruits, cut each segment into two or three and put in the bowl.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Fruit salad : Photo of step #3
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 : Photo of step #4
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 : Photo of step #5
Peel pineapple, cut each quarter in small pieces and add to the bowl.

Stage 6 - 15 min.
Fruit salad : Photo of step #6
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 : Photo of step #7
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 : Photo of step #8
Cover with plastic film, and keep in the fridge.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Fruit salad : Photo of step #9
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.

Remarks

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.

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).

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Source

Home made.

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KiwiKiwi: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: European glass, Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Strawberry, kiwi and mascarpone verrines, Exotic fruit tart, Pavlova, ... All
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GrapefruitGrapefruit: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Fresh fruit in sabayon, Chaud-froid of grapefruit, pineapple and lime custard , Candied grapefruit peel, Mulled wine Belle-Plagne style, 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

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