The Perfect Fruit salad

The Perfect Fruit salad | ChopChop

Description

Fruit salad is a juicy, beautiful favorite, and summer is the perfect time to make it! Fruit is ripe now and makes a cool and welcome start to a hot day. You don’t really need a recipe for fruit salad. It can be as simple as a bowl full of cubed melon, or as complicated as a dozen kinds of cut-up fruit. Mix and match however you like! 

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup 
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Cutting board
Large bowl
Large spoon 

Ingredients

4 cups
fresh fruit, peeled and/or cored and cut into bite-size pieces, as needed

Instructions

1. Put the fruit in the bowl and stir gently. Serve right away. 

Notes

Fancy That!

Make it monochromatic (that means “a single color”): use watermelon, strawberries, and cherries for a red salad; green grapes, honeydew, and kiwi for a green one.
Make it breakfast by adding a dollop of plain yogurt and a handful of toasted nuts or seeds to add protein and crunch.

Make it exciting with added flavors: a little lime juice and grated zest (the colored part of the rind) add
zip to sweet fruit, such as melon and mango; chopped fresh mint adds color and flavor; a sprinkle of shredded unsweetened coconut goes well with tropical fruit.

Make it pretty by skipping fruit that turns brown or gets mushy once cut, such as bananas, apples, and pears— or sprinkle cut apples and pears with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning.