Homemade fruit salad, the healthiest dessert

If there is something that you want at any time of the year, it is fruit. The Homemade fruit salad combines all the necessary ingredients to enjoy a truly healthy dessert. The term “Macedonia” began to be used by the French in the 18th century to refer to a mixture of things related to each other and somehow relating it to the Macedonian Empire created by Alexander the Great, an empire that mixed various types of cultures, each with its customs and traditions.

A rich and fresh dessert ideal as a digestive for a hearty meal or as a snack, and also the perfect breakfast accompanied by some dairy and cereals. To make the fruit salad, the ideal is to choose seasonal fruits and combine them as we like. We can use as many fruits as we want, that is our choice.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • total time: 30 minutes
    • rations:10
    • Category: dessert
    • type of cuisine: international
    • calories: 54 kcal per 100 g

Ingredients for the fruit salad for 10 people

    • 200 g of picotas
    • 1 apple
    • 1 pear
    • 1-2 bananas
    • 200g of watermelon
    • 200 g of melon
    • 1-2 peaches
    • 150g blueberries
    • 2 kiwis
    • 6 oranges
    • ½ lemon juiced (optional)
Ingredients to make the fruit salad

How to make the fruit salad

To make a good fruit salad, the first thing we do is wash the fruit well. Some do not need to be peeled, others will be peeled before chopping. We put in the bowl the fruits that we have already prepared in advance. The watermelon balls (which we have made with a ball scoop), the chopped melon and the blueberries.

Mix ingredients for the fruit salad step 1Peel and cut the peach. In this case we have chosen a yellow peach. We can also substitute it for purple peach or nectarine, to taste.

Peel and cut peach for the fruit salad

Peel and cut the kiwi. We cut them into slices and these into quarters. We will not make them very thin so that they do not fall apart when mixing the fruit salad.

Peel and cut the kiwi for the fruit saladAdd the peach and kiwi to the bowl.

Add the peach and kiwi to the fruit saladSince we already have a few fruits, it is the perfect moment to squeeze the orange juice. We will use approximately 5-6 oranges.

Squeeze the juice from the oranges for the fruit salad

Add the orange juice to the fruit salad and also add the juice of half a lemon. This will prevent some of the fruits that we incorporate from oxidizing, such as the banana, pear or apple (which we will add at the end).

Add the juice and the rest of the fruit to the fruit saladWe only have to put the finishing touch to the fruit salad with the cherries. We have chosen the picotas because they are sweeter and more intense in flavor.

Add the picotas to the fruit saladWe will give the fruit salad a few turns to mix all the ingredients from the bottom up with the help of a few spoons and without crushing the fruit. We reserve it in the fridge so that it is very fresh for at least two hours before taking it. In this way the flavors are also integrated. The normal thing is that the fruit salad is drunk by both children and adults, but if only older people are going to drink it, you can add a little Cointreau (dry orange liqueur), it gives it a special and very rich touch, the alcoholic point that gives it funny.

Detailed presentation of the fruit saladTo serve the fruit salad we can use bowls or deep plates. With the help of a ladle we serve the fruit salad accompanied by a little orange juice. A fresh, sweet and refreshing bite.

Easy preparation summary

    1. clean the fruits
    1. Put the previously prepared fruits in a bowl (watermelon, melon and blueberries)
    1. Peel and add the peach and kiwi
    1. Make the orange juice and add to the fruit salad together with the juice of half a lemon, the apple, the pear and the peeled banana so that they do not oxidize
    1. Wash and add the cherries and stir carefully from the bottom up
    1. Let the fruit salad rest and cool in the fridge for at least two hours before taking
    1. Serve the fruit salad very fresh in a bowl accompanied by the orange juice