Wednesday, 25 July 2012

5 Tips for the Perfect Fruit Salad

The humble fruit salad is the first thing that many of us learned how to ‘cook’ at school. Armed with a bag of fruit, a bundle of enthusiasm and a precariously sharp knife we were initiated into the world of cookery with this simple tasty dessert.

Over at Fruit HQ we’re quite proud of the fruit salads we make. They’re cut by hand every single day using the freshest fruits that are available on the market, packaged carefully then sent out in office fruit deliveries across London. Our fruit salads are classic simple and delicious, but sometimes it’s the simplest dishes that can go really wrong. Here are our top tips for the perfect fruit salads.

Seasoning – Now this may seem like an odd one, but a few sprigs of chopped up mint will spring an extra bit of life into your fruit salad

Preserving – Brown fruits are really off putting in a fruit salad. The old school method was to finish off your fruit salad with a glug of orange juice resulting in a weird sort of fruit cereal mush. If you don’t want this coat your chopped apples and bananas in lemon or pineapple juice for a couple of seconds. Drain off the juice then add to the salad.

Sweetening – If you want an extra sweet and spicy kick to your fruit salad, try making a simple ginger sugar syrup to pour over the fruit. Heat up ½ cup of water, ½ cup sugar and 3tbspn of finely grated ginger. Bring the mixture to the boil then reduce the mixture to simmer for around 10 minutes until it has thickened. You can can strain and discard the ginger or keep it in. Poor over the fruit whilst it’s still warm and eat straight away.

Go Gourmet – If you’re opting for a very berry fruit salad try adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to your bowl. The vinegar actually works to bring out the sweet flavour of the berries giving them an extra punch.

Chopping – The best fruit salad will have pieces of fruit that are roughly the same size. Bite sized pieces always tend to go down well.

If all of this sounds too much like hard work, you can always just get your fruits salads delivered by us.

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