This might be the prettiest fruit salad. Jump to the Red Fruit Salad Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
Red fruit is tossed in the easiest dressing ever — orange juice and a little sugar. We stick to red fruit for this salad — strawberries, raspberries and plums.
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How to Make Red Fruit Salad
The fruit you choose to add is completely up to you. We like to make strawberries our base and go from there. Your best bet is to decide once you are in the store — buy what looks the best.
Slice the fruit into similar sizes. Squeeze the juice of one orange over the top. Lemon juice works as well, we just love the sweetness of the orange. Add some sugar. The amount of sugar can vary depending on the sweetness of the fruits you’ve chosen. We usually add 1 to 2 tablespoons. Leave the fruit salad at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. As it sits, the sugar pulls out some of the natural juices of the fruit, adding to the dressing. Then serve.
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Recipe updated, originally posted June 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Perfect Red Fruit Salad Recipe
The dressing for this could not be simpler — fresh orange juice and sugar. The fruit you add is up to you. We like to keep strawberries as the base then add from there.
You Will Need
2 pounds ripe strawberries
1 pound additional fruit, such as raspberries, plums or cherries
Juice of 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)
1 tablespoon sugar, or more to taste
Hull then halve or quarter strawberries. Cut remaining fruit to a similar size as the strawberries. (If using raspberries, leave whole).
Gently toss fruit, orange juice and sugar together. Leave at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Toss again then serve.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Fruit salad is best eaten the same day as making. If you need to make it in advance, keep fragile fruit (such as raspberries) separate until serving. Strawberries, plums and cherries will be okay up to one day in advance. When storing, be sure to keep covered in the refrigerator.