Fruit salad makes a perfect light dessert or healthy snack. These easy recipes fill bowls with natural sweetness, including fresh fruit salad, ambrosia, and fruit salad dressing.See Popular Fruit Salad Recipes
Fresh orange juice and fresh cranberries come together to make this pretty gelatin mold. Serve it with turkey or ham at your next holiday party.
The dressing for this green salad features a homemade fruit vinegar that can be made ahead.
Lemon yogurt and honey flavor this version of a favorite classic fruit salad.
Mike Price drizzles blood orange slices with a Greek olive oil called Iliada, which he sells at Market Table. Pressed from kalamata olives, the oil's gentle fruitiness and lack of bitter finish make it ideal for salads. If blood oranges aren't available, navel oranges or tangerines are excellent substitutes.
Raspberry and lemon gelatin add the sweetness while "Fresh Cranberry Relish" (pictured here) and sour cream add tang to this holiday salad.
"I love thinking of alternatives to classic steak and potatoes," says Michael Schwartz. His Mediterranean-inspired skirt-steak salad is a wonderful mix of just-seared slices of beef, cool and crisp fennel, chewy fregola (the Sardinian dot-shaped pasta), and juicy oranges, finished with a drizzle of briny black olive tapenade.
Fruit is something you stop and savor at the Victorian Thanksgiving feast offered at The Historic Holly Hotel in Holly, Michigan. Mint, lime juice, rum and honey bathe the fruit in fresh flavors.
Packaged broccoli slaw mix and bottled salad dressing make this side dish super quick to toss together.
Grace Parisi mixes cold whipped creme fraiche with candied ginger, then spoons it over warm, sweet orange slices. The combination of flavors, textures, and temperatures is magnificent.
It's been said that fresh fruit is nature's candy--and with good reason. Fruit is sweet and delicious, colorfully wrapped, and doesn't require much dressing up to become an elegant dessert. While pies, tarts and cobblers all have their place, to truly savor the natural flavors of strawberries, melon, grapes and other fresh-picked "candies," you need look no further than how to make fruit salad.