6 Fruit Salad Recipes to Help You Fight the Summer Heat

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Somewhere between a classic salad and a dessert, you’ll find the refreshing and easy-to-prepare fruit salad. Juicy, sour and/or sweet, and refreshing, fruity salads are everything you might need on a hot summer day. Especially with all these wild heat waves happening ever so often nowadays.

Of course, you can always mix fruits with veggies, but here we tried to focus on bringing you salads made exclusively with fruits. So, if you don't mind a bit of cheese or a drizzle of cognac or amaretto here and there, and if the red onion at no. 3 is not too much of a trouble, then you'll find that everything is fruity here: the Rubik's cube, the Waldorf salad, and the content of Mason's jar at no. 2. As a conclusion, these fruit salad recipes are here to refresh not only your summer but the fall, too.

Fight the heat with a fruit salad

1. Rubik’s Cube Fruit Salad

We always value creativity when it comes to cooking, and if you want to try something that is a true eye-catcher, try this recipe! Take a kiwi, some watermelon, feta cheese, and make some thick equal dices. Place them on top of each other like a Rubik’s Cube. It’s a very appealing and refreshing salad!

rubik-s-cube-fruit-salad

2. Mason Jar Fruit Salad

If you’re looking for a quick dessert or snack, then we urge you to give this Mason jar fruit salad a go. The red currants and strawberries bring on the color and the delicate texture, the mint is a burst of freshness, and the pineapple is a sweet delight. For a cocktail-like extra twist, do add some brandy. You won’t regret it!

mason-jar-fruit-salad

3. Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, refreshing arugula, and 5 minutes of your time for a simple yet delicious salad. Deal? Artfully combine the slightly bitter and acidic taste of grapefruit with a sour avocado and olive oily dressing. Augment these with peppery arugula and onion flavor.

Grapefruit-and-Avocado-Salad

4. Apple and Walnut Salad With Buttermilk Dressing

Welcome to a fancy fruity salad where thinly cut apple slices get a sweet kick from honey and an acidic sting from the lemon juice and cider vinegar. All enhanced by buttermilk, cheese, celery, and walnuts. Seriously yummy stuff!

Apple and Walnut Salad With Buttermilk Dressing

5. Waldorf Salad

This is not Tschirky’s original Waldorf salad. Instead, we played a little with the ‘classical’ recipe. We kept the walnuts, apples, and celery, but we substituted grapes with pineapple and tossed cognac-soaked dried fruits into the mix. No mayonnaise! And no bed of lettuce or other leafy greens, this time. Try it. It’s good!

Waldorf-Salad

6. Apple and Walnut Salad With Amaretto and Honey

Try your hand at this refreshing and fruity summer salad, which can also be a healthy and tasty dessert. Juicy apple dices and slightly crunchy walnuts mixed together and sweetened with honey will join forces with amaretto and cinnamon in order to offer you a mega-delicious experience.

Apple and Walnut Salad With Amaretto and Honey

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods, and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it. However, in time I kind of built on this habit and, slowly but surely, I began to turn toward the Mediterranean cuisine and, occasionally, even the Mediterranean diet. I am a curious and inquisitive person. So, pretty soon, I started trying to recreate what I’ve tasted or seen. At first, this proved to be hard work for my better half, as she supervised my new experiments. But lately, the results really started to show, so wish me luck!

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