Hello my friends it’s Foysal Hossain and today I am sharing my recipe for the best fruit
salad and what makes this fruit salad so delicious is the balance of the flavors
and the texture.
So I’m very excited to share it with you. Now a few tips to keep
in mind when you’re making fruit salad is 1 you want to work with fruit that’s
in season and nice and ripe.
You want it at its peak without being too ripe that
it starts to get mushy and it loses its integrity and number two it you want to
try to cut your fruit into nice small bite-size pieces that are fairly uniform
this is just gonna make it easier for the eater to enjoy their fruits out and
while fruit salad is pretty straightforward as far as the recipe
goes or they want to focus on in this video is some of the techniques I use
for cutting the fruit.
So to get started I have a nice big bowl and I’m starting
with 4 cups of chopped up cantaloupe now the easiest way to cut a cantaloupe is
to trim off the top and the bottom then lay it flat side down and slice down in
half lengthwise scoop out the seeds and you’ll see if the cantaloupe is ripe
they will scoop out really easily and then cut they’ll cantaloupe into wedges.
I like to cut each half into half and then take each quarter and cut it into
half again until I have eight wedges then I just use a paring knife to slice
off the skin and then chop into bite-size pieces.
Next I’m adding in two
cups of chopped up mango which is about two mangos so to start I’m just gonna
trim off the bottom of the mango and I’m gonna use a potato peeler to peel of
the skin which comes off really easily. Then I’m gonna stand it up flat side
down and you can’t see it but in the center of the mango there’s a very big
long pit it runs right through the middle.
So you want to guesstimate get
your knife as close to the center a little bit off center as you can slice
straight down rotate and get the other side of the mango. I like to call these
the mango cheeks then I come back and just trim off any extra mango on each
side of the pit.
If you notice there’s any additional mango meat around the pit
just slice it off and let that be a chef snack once I have all the mango meat off
the mango then I’m just gonna cut it into slices.
Take it around and chop it up next we have two cups of red grapes and for
these. I just like to slice them right in half the red grapes add a great pop and
a great texture to the fruit salad next up we have two cups of chopped up
strawberries so to prep the strawberries I just slice off the green top then lay
that flat down slice it in half then into quarters and across again next I
have two cups of fresh pineapple now a fun tip.
If you want to ensure that your
pineapple is nice and ripe just tug at the leaves and the leaves on top should
come out very easily that’s how you know your pineapple is nice and ripe also it
will smell super sweet.
So those are the two giveaways now my absolute favorite
way to cut a pineapple is to trim off the top and the bottom
stand it up slice it in half lengthwise and then you’re gonna see that there’s a
core that runs right down the center and this court can be a little tough and a
little bit fibrous so what I do is I take a knife and I come down in and add
an angle on each side of that core and it’s gonna pop right out sometimes if
the core is not super tough. I’ll save it as a snack for myself and as the kids
but I don’t like to put it in the fruit salad then once.
We have the core out I’m
just gonna take this half slice it into quarters and then run my knife right
through the center of one quarter rotate chop into bite-sized pieces and then
right here where the skin meets the flesh or the meat of the pineapple.
want to get your knife as close as you can and just slice in and around and
you’re gonna see that these pineapple wedges will fall right out and there’s
very little waste this is hands-down the easiest way I’ve discovered to date on
how to cut a pineapple next up I have two cups of chopped up Kiwis and my
favorite way to prep the Kiwi is to trim off the top and the bottom and then
again just use a potato peeler to peel off this fuzzy skin then I just slice
the Kiwi in half lengthwise lay it down coming to quarters rotate
and chop it up super super easy and it adds such great flavor to the fruit
salad and then the last fruit that I like to add to this fruit salad is one
cup of big fat plump blueberries.
Now you could of course take this as an
opportunity to mix up your fruit salads and enjoy but if you really want to
elevate the flavors of what I like to do is eyes esthe one lime with a zester get
that into a bowl then add the juice from that line as well it’s gonna be
somewhere between two and three tablespoons of lime juice and then add a
tablespoon of honey whisk that all together and the bright flavors from the
lime and that sweetness from the honey.
It just rounds out and really pops the
fruit salad so drizzle that right over the bowl and
then gently mix it all together and you my friend are going to have just made
one of the most delicious fruit salads that you’ve ever made and how easy was
that this salad is perfect served as is you could bring it to a cookout or to a
barbecue or to a picnic but sometimes I also like to add it to my weekend meal
prep and then I’ll just put it in an airtight container and leave it in the
fridge anywhere between four and five days.
If you love fruit salad and you
find yourself turning to it all summer long I’m also going to link to another
blog I shared a few years back where I shared three different fruit salad
recipes with you so you will have four fruit salad recipes that you keep in
your back pocket. I am so excited for you to try this recipe and when you do make
sure to tag me so i can see all of the clean
and deliciousness you’re whipping up in your very own kitchens thanks so much
for watching. I’m Foysal Hossain and I will see you back here next time with some
more clean and deliciousness Cheers ready here we go so I do ready
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let’s just say it both ways ready integrity a fly just flew right past me
it’s gonna do it again here you
Thank you so much.