We love a summer fruit salad. They’re always super-tasty, packed with healthy nutrients, and refreshing on a hot day. But if you think they’re time-consuming to peel and chop, then think again…
In this article – we share an easy fruit salad recipe made from 3 seasonal summer ingredients.
The thing about fruit salad is that it’s really versatile. You can enjoy it for breakfast, dessert, or a healthy snack.
It’s also a brilliant way of using up fruit that’s past its best. You know, the ones that are getting a little mushy or maybe even starting to fuzz.
Chucking them all in a fruit salad means your ingredients aren’t wasted – meaning your money goes further and there’s less for landfill. Sounds like a win/win.
It started with a forgotten banana…
A case in point, the other week my boyfriend forgot a banana in his bag so it had gone black. Needless to say, it wasn’t particularly appetising.
We also had some juicy nectarines that were on the turn. And a few strawberries that were a little on the mushy side.
So, I whipped them up into a super-simple fruit salad. And it was surprisingly epic.
I hadn’t expected much, there were only 3 ingredients afterall. But they work perfectly together, to the point that you don’t need anything else.
It’s a simple recipe – everything got chopped straight into the tupperware. Nutrients can sometimes begin to degrade as soon as fruit is sliced so it’s important to store in an air-tight container asap.
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This might seem like a weird thing to say, but how you chop the fruit matters. It needs to be in bite-sized pieces to make it easy to eat with a spoon. But having varied shapes also makes it look more appealing visually.
- Bananas – slice in half length-ways and then into small semicircles.
- Nectarines – open them up in half like an avocado, then slice into segments, and chop those in half again.
- Strawberries – remove their green hats and slice in half (or more times if they’re big strawberries).
Once it’s chopped and chilled, serve with a dollop of dairy-free yogurt for an indulgent summer dessert :)
- 1 banana
- 1 nectarine
- 8 strawberries
- Wash and peel the fruit (see tips below)
- Place into an airtight storage container immediately
- Chill before serving
And of course it goes without saying that you can blend these ingredients into a smoothie too…
Who says being healthy is hard work… Did we mention it only has 3 ingredients?
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