Fresh Fruit Salad

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A melody of  refreshing seasonal fruits combined to make a delicious Fresh Fruit Salad to add to yogurt, oatmeal, desserts or enjoy as it is!

Fresh Fruit Salad - The Foodie Affair

There is nothing tastier than a fresh bowl of fruit! Cut-up fruit completes a brunch or breakfast meal, and turns a bowl of hum-drum yogurt into a colorful tasty parfait! Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have a low-calorie dessert!

It’s so easy to gather your favorite fruits and toss them in a bowl, right? Yes. Yes, it is, but there is a little something special I added to this fruit to help make it glisten and shine!

Fresh Fruit Salad - The Foodie Affair

You’ll find that a lot of pretty fruit salads get their sheen from being bathed in a simple syrup solution. Restaurants tend to add the water/sugar combination if the fruit they serve isn’t very ripe, so to sweeten it up and make it more pleasing for their guests, more sugar is added. Tastes delicious and looks pretty, but more sugar?? No! I can’t do it! I can’t toss in a cup of sugar over a gorgeous bowl of fresh fruit.

Fresh Fruit Salad - The Foodie Affair

So how did I manage to keep the beauty of the berries without the sugar? I took some ingredients that I used from this Fruit Salsa recipe and incorporated it in this salad. I used the juice from half of an orange and combined it with three tablespoons of jelly (I used current) and a dash of vanilla extract!

Simply delicious! Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and the palate is satisfied! Success!!

Fresh Fruit Salad - The Foodie Affair

Fresh Fruit Salad
 
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Recipe type: side dish - Fruit
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 6 ounces (one clamshell container) fresh blueberries
  • 6 ounces (one clamshell container) fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups grapes, cut in half or left whole
  • half orange, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons jelly (strawberry, currant, raspberry, sugar-free can be used too)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Clean fruit and gently pat extra water off the fruit by placing it on paper towels. Put in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl place jelly in the microwave and melt for 20 seconds or until liquid. Let cool and add orange juice and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth.
  3. Pour jelly sauce over fruit and gently fold covering all the fruit pieces. Enjoy!


Fresh Fruit Salad - The Foodie Affair

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34 Comments on Fresh Fruit Salad

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    Rachael says:
    March 25, 2015

    You can never go wrong with fresh fruit. I think I need to go to the store and pick up all these ingredients because this salad looks delicious!

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      March 26, 2015

      You’ll find so many ways to spruce up a bowl of fresh fruit and it’s so refreshing 🙂

  2. You know, I would not ordinarily pop over to read a fruit salad recipe but I knew there would be something a little different with yours and I was right. I don’t use jelly in my fruit salad but I totally should! Add a little sheen and sweetness….great tip! Thanks!

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      March 26, 2015

      I know right?! I mean it’s a bowl of fruit! lol Thanks, Nagi. Yes, give the jelly trick a shot!

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    Corina Ramos says:
    March 25, 2015

    This fruit salad looks amazing! Thanks for showing us how to make it. Pinning and sharing!

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      March 26, 2015

      I’m so lucky to have fresh fruits pretty much year round here in CA. I drive by strawberry fields on my commute to work 😉

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    Debbie Denny says:
    March 26, 2015

    That is very refreshing. Flavorful and simple.

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      March 26, 2015

      It is simple and just a few ingredients really complete this fruit salad.

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      March 26, 2015

      Thanks a bunch, Carrie! Lots of good for you vitamins and fiber in that bowl!

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    lizzy says:
    March 26, 2015

    SO REFRESHING!! Gorgeous photos I love fruit salad

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      March 26, 2015

      Thanks, Lizzy!The photos pop with a pretty canvas 🙂

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    March 26, 2015

    What a beautiful and fresh fruit salad! Love the vanilla touch!

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      March 26, 2015

      Thanks, Stephanie. I’m addicted to the flavor and taste of vanilla. Mine is homemade 🙂

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    March 26, 2015

    This is so pretty! I love your idea to use a jelly sauce instead of sugar.

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      March 26, 2015

      Thanks, Joy! The jelly adds just the right amount of sheen to the fruit without over powering the natural sweetness from the berries!

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    Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:
    March 26, 2015

    Sandra, melting jelly to make a glaze is brilliant. Different jellies, I would probably try brandy in there – wow, so many possibilities. Great idea, I love this!

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      March 26, 2015

      Yes! Brandy would be fantastic! I was contemplating a splash of orange liquor instead of the orange juice 🙂

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      March 26, 2015

      Thank you, Renee! Love the red and deep purple colors of this fruit too!

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    Alison says:
    March 26, 2015

    Those colors are beautiful and such a perfect snack for spring!

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    March 26, 2015

    I love the idea of adding jelly to sweeten the fruit salad instead of just sugar! Looks delicious!

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      March 26, 2015

      Thank you, Jamie! Adding just a little bit of jelly keeps this fruit salad healthy!

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    March 27, 2015

    I love fruit and berries. That’s what I had for dinner last night. I know, probably not healthy but that’s what I wanted. I can tell you it didn’t look as pretty as your salad. 🙂

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    Manu Kalia says:
    March 27, 2015

    Wow. This is so tempting. Our family loves berries and we could use this one. Thank you for sharing

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