Fruit salad - general principles and methods of cooking
In the summer, our body has the ability to stock up on vitamins and useful trace elements. As a rule, the majority of Russians consume fruit in its pure form, instead of taking advantage of the excellent recipes of fruit salads.
As ingredients for vitamin salad, you can use apples, oranges, pears, pineapples, kiwi, bananas and a lot of other tasty and healthy fruits. Usually such dishes are filled with honey, yogurt, sour cream or natural juice. In general, there are lots of options, you should only get acquainted with the rules of fruit preparation and start preparing salads.
Fruit Salad - Food Preparation
First of all, the fruit should be thoroughly rinsed in running cold water and dried using napkins or left on the grid for a few minutes to let the water run.
With pears and apples, you must remove the skin and remove the core, then cut into small pieces (cubes, slices, straws).
Oranges, grapefruits and tangerines are separated from the peel, disassembled into slices and cut, necessarily simultaneously removing the bones. To decorate the salad, you can use citrus zest, to do this, separate its upper (bright) layer with a grater.
If grapes or cherries are necessary for a salad, the berries should be removed from the branch, washed, dried on a wire rack and removed stones.
Recipe 1: Fruit Salad - Traditional
Traditional fruit salad, the most popular recipe, which includes several varieties of fruit.
- 1 large apple;
- 1 pear;
- 70-100 grams of plums;
- 150 grams of green grapes;
- 40 grams of almond;
- 2 tablespoons of sugar;
- 20 grams of lemon juice;
- 100 grams of white table wine (if not available, you can use red). Method of preparation
Fruits cut into small cubes, pre-peeled and removing the bones. Large grapes cut in half. Mix the ingredients, season with sugar, lemon juice and wine. Sprinkle nuts on top.
In some cases cream is added to this recipe, which is especially popular with children.
Recipe 2: Apple Fruit Salad with Walnuts
Incredibly simple and nutritious salad, cooking which takes a minimum of time. When serving, it looks very attractive.
- 3-4 apples;
- 150 grams of walnuts;
- 100 grams of celery root;
- 40 grams of green lettuce;
- 100 grams of mayonnaise (can be less);
- ground black pepper;
Method of preparation
Peel the apples, cut into small cubes. Celery root, rinse in running water, peel, cut into slices. Be sure to pour the walnuts with boiling water, then chop melenko.
All the ingredients of the fruit salad mix, salt, pepper and season with mayonnaise. Salad is served on green salad leaves.
Recipe 3: Fruit Salad - “Tropical”
Salad “Tropical” is a great solution for those who love fruits and sweets, the combination of condensed milk and ripe fruits give a pleasant and unique taste.
- 2 apples;
- 1 small pineapple;
- 2-3 bananas;
- 25 grams of grapes;
- 100 grams of condensed milk;
- 50 grams of mayonnaise;
- 50 grams of green salad.
Pulp the fruit into small pieces, add mayonnaise and condensed milk.
Salad is served chilled on lettuce leaves.
Recipe 4: Fruit Salad with Tangerines, Mushrooms, Cheese and Peppers
Fruits are perfectly combined with mushrooms and cheese, the addition of black ground pepper adds spice.
- 2 apples; - 5 tangerines;
- 2 small sweet peppers;
- 200 grams of hard cheese;
- 100 grams of mushrooms (champignons or white);
- 1 glass of yogurt;
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice;
- 1 teaspoon of natural honey;
- 1 teaspoon of mustard.
Method of preparation
Apples wash, peel, cut into cubes.
Wash and boil mushrooms to a state of complete readiness.
Peel sweet pepper and cut into rings.
Tangerines clean and disassemble into slices.
Hard cheese cut into cubes.
All the ingredients are folded in a salad bowl (except tangerines), season with a sauce of yogurt, lemon juice, mustard and natural honey.
Mix the salad thoroughly (do this carefully, so as not to turn the dish into porridge, the fruit should be slices), put in a salad bowl and decorate with tangerines.
Fruit Salad - tips from experienced chefs
Fruits should always be washed in running cold water, do not soak them, in this case, vitamins, mineral salts and other beneficial substances go.
In the process of washing the fruit will not be superfluous to rub them with a brush, it is easier to get rid of bacteria. Then be sure to wipe the fruit with a napkin.
It is no secret that there are fruits that instantly darken when they are cut into pieces, these include apples, bananas, peaches, pears, etc. In order to prevent a negative phenomenon, the fruit immediately after cleaning should be slightly sprinkled with lemon juice.
In that case, if the salad requires a large amount of lemon juice, put the lemon in warm water and leave it for a few minutes, in which case citrus will give the juice much better.