As the weather and temperatures change throughout the year, so does our eating habits. With summer now in full swing, our thoughts are now turning to making food that’s light and refreshing in flavour.
Here we have rounded up 3 quick and easy summer fruit salad recipes that are guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied right over the summer months.
- Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe
This recipe is based on the traditional 5-cup fruit salad but instead of using sour cream as a main ingredient it uses Greek yogurt instead. Sweet and creamy it takes just 10 minutes to put together. It’s something everyone will love and it’s the perfect side for parties or holidays.
-1 10-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
-1 11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
-1 medium-sized apple, chopped and cored
-1 tsp lemon juice
-1 cup grapes, halved
-1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (plain)
-1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
-1 cup mini marshmallows
Add to a large bowl apple and add in lemon juice to keep from browning. Add the pineapple, coconut, grapes, oranges and marshmallows and toss together. Stir in Greek yogurt, again gently tossing to coat.
Put in the fridge for 4 hours before serving to allow flavours to meld together. Serve chilled.
- Watermelon Salad Recipe with Cucumbers, Mint and Feta Cheese
This is the perfect salad recipe if you are looking for something cool and refreshing. The taste is light and sweet, and there is a perfect balance between the fruit and the vegetables. Put it together at lunchtime or serve at barbecues.
-1/4 watermelon, diced into chunks
-1/2 cucumber, diced into chunks
-2 ounces feta, crumbled
-1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
-4-5 fresh mint leaves
-Freshly ground black pepper
Toss the cucumber and watermelon together in a large bowl. Sprinkle cheese on top and season with black pepper, juice and olive oil. Take the mint leaves and sprinkle them over the top of the salad as a garnish.
As another option, you can toss the watermelon and cucumber with the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and finish by adding the cheese and mint at the end.
- Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad
Add a touch of variety to this healthy grain with some stone fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines. For extra colour and flavour add a pinch of mint and parsley.
-Peaches or nectarines, or 6 apricots, diced
-50g toasted hazelnut, chopped
-Handful mint, chopped
-Handful parsley, chopped
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-Zest and juice 1 lemon
Put the quinoa in a medium saucepan with 300ml and cover. Bring to the boil first then simmer for 20 minutes or until the quinoa becomes tender. Drain any excess liquid then leave it to cool.
Add the herbs, seasoning, hazelnuts and fruit to the cooled quinoa.
Toss together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice. Pour over the salad and thoroughly mix.
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