This irresistible blend of fresh, vibrant fruits is not only a visual feast but also a delightful way to encourage your kids to indulge in a variety of nature’s treats. The smooth and delicious lime dressing adds the perfect touch to elevate this salad into a refreshing spring and summer sensation. Your kids won’t be able to resist the allure of nature’s candy!
Unlock the Rainbow of Flavors:
The medley of fresh fruits, including kiwis, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and bananas, transforms this Rainbow Fruit Salad into a perfect side or snack for the warmer seasons. The addition of a sweet and tangy honey lime dressing enhances the natural sweetness of the fruits, creating a palate-pleasing experience that will leave your kids craving for more.
Pro Tip: Add sliced bananas right before serving to prevent browning and maintain the salad’s fresh appearance.
Crafting a Perfect Fruit Salad:
A good fruit salad recipe celebrates the beauty of real, fresh food. Our approach revolves around steering clear of unnatural and highly processed ingredients. This Rainbow Fruit Salad embraces the goodness of real fruit and pure honey, creating a wholesome and nutritious treat. While our recipe features a delightful mix of kiwis, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and bananas, feel free to get creative and add extras like mangos, apples, or raspberries. Cantaloupe or honeydew can also make delightful additions, but consider avoiding watermelon as it may absorb too much dressing.
Raw Honey vs. Regular Honey:
The ongoing debate about raw honey versus regular honey boils down to personal preferences. Raw honey undergoes less processing and is considered a more natural product. However, for this recipe, either type of honey will yield the same delicious end result, allowing you to choose based on availability and personal preference.
Fruit Salad Parfait: Elevate the Experience!
Take your Rainbow Fruit Salad to the next level by transforming it into a parfait. Grab some plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (regular yogurt is also suitable), find a large bowl for layering, and create a stunning display. Layer 1-2 inches of fruit salad with honey lime dressing, followed by a 1/2-1 inch layer of Greek yogurt. Repeat until all ingredients are used, and finish it off with a garnish of fresh mint. Sit back and admire the beautiful layers and colors of your culinary masterpiece!
- 1 pound (454 g) fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 1 pound (454 g) fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch wedges
- 12 ounces (340 g) fresh blueberries
- 12 ounces (340 g) seedless red grapes, halved
- 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced
- 1 can (15 ounces or 425 g) mandarin oranges in juice, drained
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 1/4 cup (85 g) honey
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- In a large bowl, combine all the fruit.
- Whisk together the honey and lime juice in a small bowl, and drizzle over the fruit right before serving. Gently toss to coat.