Monday, August 1, 2011

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 Guide to Easy Fruit Salad Recipes

By: The Editors of FaveDiets.com
Fruit salad is not the most complicated dish to make out there, but it certainly is one of the most healthy.  Fruit salads are excellent for those new to the world of cooking since--let's face it--there is no actual cooking involved.  In this helpful guide you're learn the tricks to mastering easy fruit salad recipes in a flash.
Fruit Salad

Basic Tips to Fruit Salad

Before you start making fruit salad, there are a few basic tips that can turn what would have just been a good fruit salad into a fantastic one.  Use this tips to knock your fruit salad up to the next level.
  • Fruit salads are creative works--they are made up of the fruits of your choice.  Be creative and choose fruits that you think would be great together.
     
  • Remember to focus not only on taste, but also color.  A great fruit salad looks as great as it tastes.
     
  • Be sure to wash all of the fruit that you use.
     
  • Chop fruit into bit sized pieces.  No one wants to have to stuff pieces of fruit that are too large into their mouths.
     
  • Cover fruit in some lemon juice after preparing.  The acid will give it some more flavor as well as keeping it from browning.

Other helpful Fruit Salad Tips

Now that you understand the basics, here are a few other tips and tricks that a real pro should know.
  • Fruit salad is great when served over ice cream as a dessert.
     
  • You can also add whipped cream to it to make it a bit more like a dessert.
     
  • Adding a bit of maple syrup is another trick for spicing up fruit salad.
     
  • If you are using apples, be sure to coat them in lime juice to keep them from browning.
     
  • Bananas also brown easily.  Coat them in lemon juice separate from the other fruits to keep them from spoiling.

Fruit Salad Recipes

Okay, now you are feeling confident about your fruit salad abilities and are ready to try out some recipes.  Well we have you covered.  Try one of the great FaveDiets recipes below:

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