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post #1 of 23
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Couldn't resist stopping at the local Farmer's Market on my way home from work tonight. I had been craving fruit salad all day so made a very yummy one for dinner. Mine included mango, watermelon, cherries, peaches, bananas and kiwi.
What would you put in your fruit salad if you were making one?
post #2 of 23
I just make basic...

Banana, apple, orange, pear, grapes. Maybe nectarines but not usually.

I like to eat watermelon by itself.....*licks lips* yummmy!!!!
post #3 of 23
I just made a fruit salad last night for John... well, Snickers salad, with a few twists!

I used a bowl of Cool Whip, and a packet of Instant Vanilla pudding, and mixed them together. Then I added mandiran oranges, grapes, apples and I cut up miniature Snickers into 1/4ths and mixed it all up. He looooves it, and the chocolate gives it an extra kick
post #4 of 23
We like the fruit cocktail, coconut, whip cream and marshmellows all mixed together. Also throw in some extra pieces of orange or tangerine, apples, and bananas.
post #5 of 23
Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries -- I never met a berry I didn't like! Plus some fresh peaches cut into chunks, and a sprinkling of brown sugar, all tossed together... a little whipped cream on the side for dipping...
post #6 of 23
I like mine tropical - papaya, pineapple, mango and some kind of melon. Yummy with a side of ice cream (the papaya & pineapple contain fat busting enzymes, so you can eat as much ice cream as you want with it).
post #7 of 23
This is a terrible thread with someone with Fresh Fruit Syndrome! LOL
post #8 of 23
We are extremely fortunate here that in the summer we have beautiful ripe local fruit: cherries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries... I like to add green grapes and oranges or mango for more color. A crisp apple adds a nice crunch. I also like nuts in my fruit salad but no one else here does.

The best fruit dressing is so simple. Just mix a cup of sour cream with 2-3 Tablespoons honey. I like buying local honey. Mmmm!
post #9 of 23
Strawberries, raspberries, cherris, apples, oranges, & green & red grapes!
post #10 of 23
I like more of an Ambrosia fruit salad.

2 cans pineapple chunks, drained
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
2 jars maraschino, drained
1 can coconut flakes
1/2 bag mini marshmallows
4 oz. sour cream
16 oz. Cool Whip

Combine sour cream and Cool Whip. Fold in all other ingredients. Chill covered for at least 2 hours.
post #11 of 23
We just got some of the best fruit tonight, I ate so much of it for dinner. Fruit is my favorite food of all time - fresh and in season. I am lucky to live not too far from a farmers market. Fresh peaches, pears, cherries, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, fresh crisp small red apple, and grapefruit sounds about right for a nice fruit salad.
post #12 of 23
A typical fruit salad on my table has:
*something tropical -- mango, usually, but could be papaya
*something citrus -- orange, grapefruit, mandarins
*apple
*banana
*whatever berries are nice, or cherries, or kiwi fruit, or melon
*a small can of pineapple tidbits in juice (as much for the juice as for the pineapple)
*a good sprinkle of allspice and a good splash of brandy (or orange liqueur).

We have it often and love it. I usually offer a choice of whipped cream, ice cream or yoghurt to accompany it.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
We are extremely fortunate here that in the summer we have beautiful ripe local fruit: cherries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries... I like to add green grapes and oranges or mango for more color. A crisp apple adds a nice crunch. I also like nuts in my fruit salad but no one else here does.

The best fruit dressing is so simple. Just mix a cup of sour cream with 2-3 Tablespoons honey. I like buying local honey. Mmmm!
That does it -- I'm on my way up to visit. (It was the sour cream and honey that put me over the top!)
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Couldn't resist stopping at the local Farmer's Market on my way home from work tonight. I had been craving fruit salad all day so made a very yummy one for dinner. Mine included mango, watermelon, cherries, peaches, bananas and kiwi.
What would you put in your fruit salad if you were making one?
Yours sounds just perfect for me
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Couldn't resist stopping at the local Farmer's Market on my way home from work tonight. I had been craving fruit salad all day so made a very yummy one for dinner. Mine included mango, watermelon, cherries, peaches, bananas and kiwi.
What would you put in your fruit salad if you were making one?
Mango, banana, red grapes, passionfruit, kiwifruit and pawpaw
post #16 of 23
bananas, peaches, strawberries, pineapple,mango, kiwi, raspberries, green grapes, canteloupe with honey and coolwhip
post #17 of 23
Lichee Nut, mandarin orange.
The oriental mix.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
Couldn't resist stopping at the local Farmer's Market on my way home from work tonight. I had been craving fruit salad all day so made a very yummy one for dinner. Mine included mango, watermelon, cherries, peaches, bananas and kiwi.
What would you put in your fruit salad if you were making one?
I noted with interest that the first thing you said was mango. I think few people in this part of the world realize that the mango is by far the most popular fruit in the entire world. I bring this point up because when I buy one, the check out person almost always says "is this a papaya or a mango"? Is it THAT had to identify the most popular fruit in the world. And does a mango look like a papaya to YOU?????
post #19 of 23
Pineapple, Strawberries, Raspberries & cool whip... Mmmm
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
I noted with interest that the first thing you said was mango. I think few people in this part of the world realize that the mango is by far the most popular fruit in the entire world. I bring this point up because when I buy one, the check out person almost always says "is this a papaya or a mango"? Is it THAT had to identify the most popular fruit in the world. And does a mango look like a papaya to YOU?????
You are so right, surprisingly the girl at the farmer's market counter said to me, I think this is a mango right? You would think they would get an orientation about what their stock was when they were hired.
Personally I love mango's but know of a lot of people who don't because they buy them before they ripen..
Payaya's I can live without
post #21 of 23
If I just want a fresh fruit salad, these are my ingredients, all diced into bite-sized chunks, except for grapes, and strawberries I just slice:

Watermelon
Cataloupe
Kiwi
Strawberries
Grapes (Red & Green)
Mango
Peaches

But Mom makes this outstanding salad everybody has to try! It sounds all yucky and syrupy, but try it!


Mom's Fruit Salad:

1 can peach pie filling
2 10oz boxes frozen strawberries OR 1 10oz box frozen strawberries AND 10 oz fresh strawberries
1 large can pineapple tidbits
3 bananas, sliced
grapes
1 can pears, cut into chunks

Keeps for days! In summer, we LIVE off of fruit, literally. Apples, grapes, strawberries, watermelon, cherries, all for breakfast. For dessert at lunch we'll have strawberries with whipped cream, a slice of water melon, fruit salad, grapes and cream cheese. For dessert, we'll have watermelon, strawberries and whipped cream, fruit salad, cherries with cool whip... YUMMM!
post #22 of 23
I made some on the weekend. It had:

Oranges
Apples
Bananas
Pears
Strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Raspberries
Nectarines
Peaches
Apricots
Mangoes
and fresh lemon juice
post #23 of 23
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries (if in season), papaya, mango, red grapes, bing cherries, pears, asian pears, dried cranberries, apples, peaches, pomegranate and sometimes mint or spearmint leaves for garnish. I also like to use quinoa for a nutty tasting accompaniment Sometimes my mum will make this salad:

- Fresh baby spinach
- Toasted, slivered almonds
- red seedless grapes, sliced apples, dried cranberries or pomagranate seeds
- pomagranate or apple juice and olive oil for dressing
- pepper and salt to taste

It's really yummy!
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