Fruit salad

@ravinskye (8242)
United States
July 2, 2007 3:20pm CST
I'm making fruit salad for a picnic on wednesday. What kind of fruit do you usually see in a fruit salad? I have some written down but I feel like I'm missing something. Here is what i have so far. watermelon cantelope grapes strawberries honey dew
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17 responses
• United States
2 Jul 07
There is not set recipe for fruit salad, its just fruit in a bowl. My mother puts blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, in it as well as what you have already. I have also seen slices of apples and mandarin oranges in it before too.
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• Australia
3 Jul 07
There are so many!!! Apple and pears are good but too much of these because they always seem to swamp the salad! kiwi fruit, mangoes, oranges, peaches, nectarines! pineapple gawd what else? oh make sure you sprinkle some sugar and sqeeze fresh lemon wedges into it, and dont fill it up with juices as the fruit doesnt stay nice and fresh this way! lol i hope this helps i have been experimenting recently trying to eat heathier! (oh and the sugar, thats for when you have sour strawberries etc, sweetens them right up!) :)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
oh no how could i have forgotten bananas!!!! there my favorite!
@creematee (2810)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Happy 4th of July! - It's Independence Day!
I'm responding to you from email, so if there are repeats, I apologize. :) I might also like to add... blueberries, pitted cherries pineapple (fresh!!) raspberries Manadrian Oranges At last minute you could add banana slices as well. I don't usually like to, because they turn brown so quick. Although the mixture you have sounds perfect! (and it's a lot cheaper!!) You really don't have to add anything more. Happy 4th!!
@creematee (2810)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Thanks for the BR! How was your salad?? It makes me hungry thinking about all that fresh fruit. :)
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
2 Jul 07
How about pineapple? You can even used the canned chunks if dealing with fresh it more of a hassle than you want to deal with....but then you will still have the nice yellow color added. How about some blueberries too?
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
3 Jul 07
thats one i was missing, blueberries! thanks for the suggestions :) fresh pineapple is much better then canned.
• United States
2 Jul 07
kiwi for color?
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Thanks thats a good idea.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
You can use any fruit that is seasonal and you enjoy, to bring it altogether I pour a can of seven up or ginger ale over it and then chill, you can almost semi freeze this as it will be delicious, or you can serve it cut up into chunks and serve it with a dip of vanilla pudding and whipped cream.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I used to work with someone who made the best fruit salad in the world. All she did when she made it was to cut supremes from various citrus fruit, then for every 6 oranges, 2 grapefruits, 1 lemon and 1 lime she would add 1 large can of fruit cocktain w/ the juice and 1 small jar of marishino cherries drained. She would let that soak together overnight in the fridge before serving it. My god was it good. I don't recommend using strawberries if you use pineapple or citrus fruit, tho. I know someone who tried that and the acidity turned the strawberries.
@jazzygdc7 (285)
• United States
6 Jul 07
If you enjoy the great taste of tropical fruit, go for pineapples and kiwi. These make great summer time fruits in fruit salad and they are mighty delicious. I would by the pineapple fresh and cut it up into small pieces. Don't buy any fruit from the can because it may contain preservatives and it may not taste as good than the produce. If you intend put grapes in your fruit salad, buy the seedless type. Good luck to you!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 Jul 07
Hi there. You may want to add some, chopped up peaches, pineapples and pears, also you may like to add in some sliced bananas and kiwi fruit... I hope your fruit salad is delicious...
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 07
I especially like to add apple, banana, mango and watermelon for salad.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
How about mango?...
@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
2 Jul 07
I love fruit salad to! My mom make's it but rare... I love fruit salat, it's very good specialy when it's cold. The ingrediends are: kiwi, banana, cheryes, strawberyes, apple, meelon.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
2 Jul 07
The fruit salad I remember from childhood had these ingredients: orange pineapple apple banana passionfruit It was always a great combination, and very refreshing.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
apples, pineapples, peaches. hope you like it.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Sorry for repeating...I love to put fresh pineapple and kiwi in my fruit salad. I also like to add mini marshmellows and a few chopped up walnuts. I think that whatever fruit you put in will be great. If you want the fruit to stay fresh looking, toss it in a tiny bit of sprite or 7-up, this makes the fruit so it won't brown so fast.
• United States
2 Jul 07
Apples, bananas, and oranges There are all kinds of fruit salads and one that I like the most is a strawberry kind. I don't know the exact name of it but it is more of a jello fruit salad. It has prepared strawberry jello, chunks of strawberries, whipped cream, pecans, and marshmellows all mixed together.
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think pineapple would make a nice addition. When we have receptions, that is the mix of fruit that always seems to be served (minus the watermelon). If you wanted to be real exotic, you could try some kiwi or mango, too.