Fruit salad is always a great idea if you're looking for a dessert or a refreshing snack that's yummy, all-natural, and low in calories. What's great about fruit salads is, you can always put in more of the fruit that your family loves. It's also a good thing to use fruits in season to take advantage of their full flavors.
Spicy Fruit Salad (Minimalist Baker)
This Spicy Fruit Salad from Minimalist Baker is a great recipe that combines the flavors and textures of mangoes, kiwis, blueberries and strawberries. What makes this salad interesting is its dressing made from lime, agave nectar and chili powder. Silver tequila or white rum is optional, so you can totally eliminate it if you're eating this salad with kids.
"A simple, 15-minute fruit salad with mango, blueberry, strawberry, and kiwi, dressed with lime juice and chili powder! Spicy-sweet, healthy, and so delicious. Perfect for summer BBQs and heat-free meals!"
- 2 ripe mangos, peeled and cubed
- 4 kiwi, peeled and sliced or quartered
- 1 cup (166 g) sliced strawberries
- 1 cup (148 g) blueberries
- 1 small lime, juiced (~2 Tbsp, 30 ml)
- optional: 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- pinch sea salt
- optional: 1 ounce ( ml) silver tequila or white rum
Mini Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers (Be Well With Arielle)
There's nothing more simple than this refreshing salad from Be Well With Arielle called Mini Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers. The recipe is pretty much that - watermelon, feta and mint - no dressings, no seasonings. It may seem too simple, but let the flavors mingle, and it'll be a party in your mouth!
"Just up some watermelon, cut up some cheese, put them on a skewer and voila! I like goat or sheeps milk cheese (as opposed to cows milk) – sheep's milk and goats milk tend to be easier to digest for most people because of the lactose content."
- Watermelon, cubed
- Feta cheese, cubed (goat or sheep)
Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing (Mom On Time Out)
This Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing from Mom On Time Out is filled with bold fruit flavors and textures that results in a bowl of colorful, chunky, chewable heaven! There's no other thing more tropical than the combo of mangoes, kiwis, strawberries, pineapples, coconut and star fruit.
"This Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing is going to be the star of the show! Featuring a variety of tropical fruit and tossed with a honey lime dressing, there’s a bright burst of flavors in every bite!"
- 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, diced
- 1 mango, peeled, diced
- 4 kiwis, peeled, diced
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled, sliced
- 1 small pineapple, diced
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- 1 star fruit, sliced
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp lime zest
Ludy's Kitchen Healthy Tip:
If you want a healthy and juicy treat on a sunny day, skewer bite-size slices of fruits, lay them on a silicone mat-lined baking pan and freeze. You'll come up with all-natural fruit popsicles.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.