For many of us our first brush with fruit salad was in the form of something that came out of a can.
And while there is still a place for this pantry staple, with just a few minutes in the kitchen and some simple, fresh ingredients, a fruit salad can be something that will have pride of place on your table. What's so great about fruit salad is that it works for every meal: it becomes a light and healthy breakfast, the perfect brunch side, or a makes-you-feel-better-and-tastes-good after-dinner dessert. The key is just keeping it fresh and interesting, and we have some favorite recipes that can help. A Festive Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint-Lime Simple Syrup, packed with strawberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, and grapes, creates just the perfect combination of tart and sweet.
For some subtly spicy spoonsful, enjoy a bowl of Ginger-and-Lemon Fruit Salad. Or, for some Southern style, enjoy a Grilled Peach and Mozzarella Salad: you'll marvel at the combination of smoky-sweet fruit and rich, creamy cheese. And what summer would be complete without a Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad. So before you set fruit salads aside, try these incredible recipes, and make fruit the centerpiece of your salads again.