Linda's Elegant Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

This delicious and amazingly easy fruit salad recipe is the creation of my dear friend and sister-in-law, Linda.

Linda is a busy business owner. When she is not traveling, her home is open to the many visitors passing through her small community.

Her favorite meals are simple, meet the demands on her time, aesthetically pleasing to meet the demands of her personality, and delicious to boot.

Seasonal Fruit Salad is always welcome along with a special dessert~

Linda is an artist. Her eye for color and texture extends into every area of life that she touches. Her Purim table may be set with bright Fiestaware on a woven cloth in matching primary colors. Shabbos is burnished gold and a shimmering tablecloth. Simple and tasteful~So it is with her cooking.


QITK tip:You can also make this fruit salad recipe with an artist's touch. First, choose fruit in season, in colors pleasing to the eye and textures that satisfy the tongue. It's hard not to appreciate the array of choices in Hashem's palate. Then put it all together and like any artist, give it a "signature," a flourish of flavor that makes the fruit salad outstanding.

Spring and Summer: Peaches, plums, blueberries, banana, mango, watermelon, strawberries

Fall and Winter: Oranges, red and green grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, apples, pears, pomegranate seeds

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

6 fresh mint leaves, cut in slivers, optional

1. Select an assortment of fruit in season with complimentary colors. Wash, peel and cut fruit into bite sized pieces. There should be 6 to 8 cups of fruit in all. Toss together in a large container and refrigerate until one hour before serving.

2. One hour before serving, drizzle the honey and vanilla, and sprinkle cinnamon over the fruit. Toss gently to coat fruit well. Spoon into serving bowl and scatter fresh mint leaves over the top if desired.

Makes: 15-18 servings ~ Can make ahead, partially
Active time: 20 minutes
a kosher for Passover recipe

Delicious as it is, sometimes there is left over fruit salad in your fridge. Turn your fruit salad recipe into a delicious Planned Over favorite.

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin
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