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Kiwi Fruit Salad

Updated on September 18, 2014
Kiwi Fruit Salad
Kiwi Fruit Salad | Source

Fruit salads are quick and easy to make. Most people tend to make them in the summer months when fruit is abundant, and less costly. During the off seasons use what is available to you. You don't need more than two or three ingredients to make a healthy fruit salad as you can see In my kiwi salad pictured here. There are only three ingredients.

At my house we love nothing better than to finish off a meal with fruit for dessert. Not that often are there any leftovers, but when there are someone always grabs it to add to their lunch the following day.

Dressing Up Your Fruit Salad

Very rarely do I ever add anything to my fruit salads other than fruit as someone is always dieting at my house. However you can always add a bit of maple syrup, yogurt, honey, whipped cream, powdered or brown sugar, champagne, or even Grand Marnier.

Tip for Keeping Bananas From Going Brown

Bananas are usually quite popular in fruit salads and in most places available all year round. Unless you're going to be serving your salad right away you may want to toss the sliced bananas with a bit of lemon, lime, or orange juice to keep them from turning brown.


La Rochere Set Of 6, 13.5-ounce Lyonnais  Bowls
La Rochere Set Of 6, 13.5-ounce Lyonnais Bowls

Just think how perfect your fruit salad would look in these beautiful dessert bowls.

 
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 2-3 people

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 6 strawberries washed and sliced
  • 1/4 of a cantaloupe

Tools to Make Your Life Easier

OXO Good Grips Melon Baller
OXO Good Grips Melon Baller

This melon ball tool is great to use for any type of melon, and it is also great for making small meatballs.

 

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the kiwi and place it into a bowl or serving dish.
  2. Wash and slice the strawberries then add them to the bowl.
  3. For the cantaloupe you can use either a melon baller, or a spoon to scoop the fruit or gently cut the fruit into pieces.
  4. While I am scooping the cantaloupe I usually hold it over the bowl so that the juice from the cantaloupe gets added into the fruit salad.
  5. At this point you can build your fruit salad and arrange it that is appealing to your eye.
  6. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate it.
  7. ENJOY!

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MSC 3pc Flower Power Cutter Set 28444
MSC 3pc Flower Power Cutter Set 28444

Fancy up your fruit salads with this cute flower cutter. These can be used for vegetables as well.

 

What kinds of fruit do you like in your fruit salad? Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment to let me know that you were here.

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      Uh oh! Ours was for family reunion, so no alcohol in the salad. Kids were present. I won't say what was in the coolers though. Actually she used the melon baller for all of the melons and tossed in grapes and maybe some other fruit. I am terrible at cutting melon. She did this for years.

      Fruit salads are a great way to get rid of fruit before it goes bad, the leftover fruit sitting in fridge.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Linda, I tried doing that one summer after infusing the watermelon with Vodka :) I'm sure your aunts looked a lot nicer than how mine turned out.

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      Susan: Yes they are. My aunt would make a watermelon basket and then putting the fruit salad in the shell, once she used the watermelon baller to get the melon out.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Linda, Fruit salads are great aren't they.

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      I had this at a party at work years ago! I loved it. The great thing about fruit salad, is that you can add what you want, leave out what you don't like and it is still delicious.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @VioletteRose LM: Thanks, I hope you do try it as it's very easy to make.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Kiwi and strawberries, my son's favorites :) The picture look so bright and colorful, I would love to try this!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: No it really doesn't need much else. Thanks so much!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ColettaTeske: Some of my fruit salads contain way more fruit than this one does but I like this one because there are so little ingredients.

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      ColettaTeske 3 years ago

      Yummy combination of fruits! I love simple recipes!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Your salad is gorgeous and makes me yearn for melon season. Our household favorite is a freshly-sliced Fuji apple, hardly a true salad, but we love them so much we have them for dessert several times a week.

      Like you we enjoy mixing a few fruits together and letting their sweet juices be all the dressing they need. In-season ripe berries and banana are a frequent summer treat.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Your photo makes the salad look like I could take a bite, and I would love that. Fresh fruit in most combos in the best! It doesn't need anything else, does it? Refreshing, colorful, and delicious! Thanks for sharing this (and for the wonderful photo!)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: Luckily these fruits are available all year round here so I can make them all the time.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Fruit salads are what I mostly crave during he summer months. So refreshing.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @marsha32: Sounds like your daughters a good cook :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @justinemonica: Salads are great aren't they :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Here too :) Still buried in snow :(

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      marsha32 3 years ago

      I've been eating almost non-stop since we got to my daughters....now I wish I could have some of this too.

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      justinemonica 3 years ago

      l love salads.. and kiwi waooo... great.. thanks for sharing this recipe

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      A fruit salad is exactly what we need to give us some hope of spring where I live! Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @mel-kav: Me too when I have them on hand.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Delicious, easy and pretty! Totally awesome!

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Yummy - I like to throw bits of nuts into my fruit salad.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @aka-rms: Thanks so much Robin!

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      Robin S 3 years ago from USA

      This is such a pretty dish!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: We've been getting some delicious strawberries lately. I can't wait for June when I can go pick them myself. I hope to make a ton of freezer jam this year.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: This one is so easy to make too.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Triple yum! I love just about any fruit (strawberries are my favorite). This looks so delicious and I absolutely love those flower power cutters. How cute is that? This is the first that I have seen them.

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      This looks like an amazing fruit salad recipe, I love kiwis in fruit salad!