The perfect summer fruit salad

    3 hours 30 min

    Layers of fresh fruit are soaked a citrusy sauce in this colorful salad. It's the perfect fruit salad for a bbq or summer occasion. There are never any leftovers!

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    Serves: 10 

    • 160ml fresh orange juice
    • 80ml fresh lemon juice
    • 75g soft brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 325g fresh pineapple, cubed
    • 325g strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
    • 3 bananas, sliced
    • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
    • 160g seedless grapes
    • 300g blueberries

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest and lemon zest to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
    2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover the fruit salad and chill for 3 to 4 hours in the fridge before serving.

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    Normally I don’t care for “formal” fruit salads as they tend to include a lot of other stuff beyond the fruit – like cream, yogurt, marshmallows, nuts, etc. I appreciated the simplicity of this one which allowed the fruit itself to shine. The citrus syrup seemed to bring all the flavors together, contributed a just right sweetness and prevented the fruit from turning color. Versatile too, since this would work with whatever fruits you choose or have on hand. I made this for just Hubs and me, so I just tossed the fruit and syrup altogether and served the salad in individual dessert dishes.  -  01 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely wonderful! I made no changes or substitutions. I did use organic fruit and green seedless grapes. We ate every bite of this fruit salad. I think this would be great with cubed melon and either raspberries and blackberries, too.  -  22 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this yesterday and it was the talk of the party. EVERYONE loved it. I did not change a thing. One change - I did not layer it but mixed it all together and it was so beautiful, mixed together. The syrup was great too. There were about 70 people at the Picnic and people kept coming back for more. I made it bigger than called for and it still went faster than anything else. A definite keeper!!! Wish I could give it more stars. I acutally cut up everything the night before except the banana, and even made the sauce the night before too. Then a few hous before I served it I tossed it together, then cut and added the banana. YUMMY  -  30 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)