Many fruit salad recipes have some kind of special dressing. Not this one. Oh, no. This is simplicity at it's best. So if you can open a can or two, cut up some fruit and maybe grab a couple handfuls of some fresh or frozen berries, you've got fruit salad.
The base for every fruit salad I make is a can of pineapple chunks. Not only do we love pineapple, but the juice included in the can keeps apples and the like from turning brown. Brown apples are not appealing. I also like to use a can of mandarin oranges if we don't have fresh oranges on hand.
About the only fruit I don't like in fruit salad is bananas. They get mushy. And that's just gross to me.
Fresh or frozen berries are a great addition to your fruit salad. I just put them in the bowl and stir together with the rest of the fruit. If they are frozen, just allow them a few minutes to thaw in the salad. Raspberries will tend to turn the pineapple pink after a while, but I don't really care about that. Mushy bananas...now I do care about that.
One last thought, chop of your fruit so it is in bite-size pieces. Okay, that's it!
- 1 can pineapple chunks (packed in pineapple juice)
- 1 can mandarin oranges
- grapes, halved
- star fruit