Fresh fruit salad recipe

Ready prepared in the fridge it's the easy way to get your daily fruit servings

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Allergy Information

Wheat-Free no
Gluten-Free no
Nut-Free no
Dairy-Free no
Sugar-Free no
Vegetarian no
Vegan no

Fresh fruit salad is one of the easiest dessert recipes to prepare, and certainly the healthiest. Health recommendations are that we should all aim for a minimum of 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, to my mind 10 is better. This fruit salad bursting with vitamins and goodness is the perfect way to help achieve that target.

In the kitchen I always keep a bowl of fresh fruit salad in the fridge, then when I get the temptation to eat something less virtuous I can have a bowl of fruit salad instead, avoiding the long preparation times and the temptation to choose something less healthy but quick.

Basically use any fruit you like, or have available, but bananas aren't ideal as they go brown and soft. Also, if you're leaving the skins on the fruit try to buy organic wherever possible.


lemon juice (to stop the apples going brown)
chinese gooseberries
seedless grapes
kiwi fruit
medjool dates
melon (e.g. water, cantaloupe, honeydew)
peaches or nectarines


  1. Thoroughly wash any fruit that you will be leaving the skins on and dry well.
  2. Peel any fruit that you don't want to eat the skin of.
  3. Chop up the fruit and mix in a bowl, chill in the fridge until ready to eat. Apples will need to be tossed in lemon juice to stop them going brown.
  4. Serve and eat.

Of course, you should not just limit yourself to the fruits that I have suggested for this fruit salad recipe. The more varied the fruits the more exciting the fruit salad.

Remember however if using apple or pear you will need to make sure that they get well covered with citrus juice, either from orange, lemon or grapefruit, this will stop them from turning brown.

Bananas do not keep well in a fruit salad, so if you really want to include them they are best added when it is about to be eaten as they tend to go soggy and brown quite quickly.