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- Fruit desserts
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- Blackberry dessert
This is a fabulous late-summer fruit salad. Use it to top pancakes, waffles or vanilla ice cream.
34 people made this
- 3 fresh peaches
- 800g (1 3/4 lb) blackberries
- 375g (13 oz) strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:20min
- Bring medium pot of water to the boil. Add peaches and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain and transfer to medium bowl. Cover with cold water and cool. Drain, peel and slice.
- In a medium bowl, combine peaches, blackberries, strawberries, honey and cardamom. Toss together and refrigerate.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(28)
Reviews in English (17)
Used different ingredients.I used cinnamon instead of cardamom.-18 Aug 2008
I served this with vanilla Häagen-Dazs. So delicious!-18 Aug 2008
Used different ingredients.I liked this a lot! I changed the fruit a bit using peaches, raspberries and bananas. Yummmm!-24 Jul 2008
Refreshing Summer Fruit Recipes You Can Totally Get On Board With
What are we looking forward to most about summer? Delicious. Fresh. Ripened. Fruit. Yep! We're talking strawberries, peaches, blueberries and more. But, other than eating them fresh, how else can you use them? We've pulled together some of our all-time favourite summer fruit recipes including Fruit Salad (duh), Peach Crumble and even No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream. So, if you need some summertime inspiration, take a look at what we've got to offer. We're convinced you're going to love them!
These baked peaches are roasted low and slow to bring out all their natural sweetness. That means, even if your peaches aren't perfectly ripe, they'll still be super delicious.
We love ice-cream, and we love it even more when it's super easy to make and requires basically zero effort. So say hello to this banana ice cream, which uses only three ingredients, and tastes SOOO good.
This vegan banana bread is hands down one of our favourite things to make. Mixed with raspberries and topped with a vegan spread frosting, it's seriously tasty.
Peach, Feta and Blackberry Salad
Peach, Feta and Blackberry Salad drizzled with a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Loaded with fresh peaches, blackberries, walnuts and mixed greens!
You all know I love my salads especially during the summer. With so much fresh produce to choose from it keeps my salads ever-changing. I took advantage of fresh peaches while they are still in season. The ripe peaches make this salad. They are juicy, sweet and tender.
This salad starts with a bed of fresh mixed greens, juicy peaches, blackberries and feta cheese. I added chopped walnuts for some crunch. The tangy, salty feta cheese and the sweet peaches go perfectly together.
This Peach, Feta and Blackberry Salad makes the perfect lunch or light dinner. It’s super easy to toss together or make ahead for a quick work lunch.
The best part of this salad is that it is totally customizable. Use any fresh fruit or nuts you have on hand. Pinenuts or pecans would go great in this salad. Substitute arugula or kale for the mixed greens.
I serve this salad with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Super easy to whip up with a hint of tang and sweetness. Made with balsamic vinegar, oil and brown sugar. I like to store the extra in the fridge to use throughout the week. Just give it a good mix before serving. Best of all store leftover dressing in an airtight container for up to a week.
Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad & The End of Summer
A foolproof berry watermelon fruit salad, packed with four kinds of berries, fresh cherries, and juicy watermelon. Always a crowd-pleaser, this healthy fruit salad couldn’t be easier to make and is full of sweet, summer flavor.
Summer Isn’t Over Yet…
I typed those words shortly before the grey morning sky dimmed and a powerful wind storm howled in, tossing pine branches against the house, scattering debris across the yard, and knocking out power for the rest of the day. The trees have begun to change color, the air outside noticeably chillier, and I’m feeling like calendar be damned, maybe Summer is over, at least for our corner of the Pacific Northwest.
Nonetheless, we’re still enjoying the tail-end of Summer produce – sweet corn and figs, melons and berries, late-season tomatoes and peppers from the garden, and so many peaches and plums and nectarines – so I’m sneaking in one last warm-weather staple before apples and pumpkin spice and cozy soups elbow their way in.
Summer is the season I do my best to avoid cooking, at least in a formal way, tossing out written recipes in favor of big, kitchen-sink salads with whatever vibrant, flavorful veggies we’ve harvested from the garden or hoarded from the farmer’s market. Simple grilled proteins with more veggies. Piles of fruit and berries – I think I’ve consumed my weight in berries over the past few months, eaten raw by the handful or roasted under quick crumble toppings.
This berry watermelon fruit salad is exactly the sort of non recipe I make over and over again, all Summer long. Peak season fruit doesn’t need a whole lot (or often anything) to be spectacular – in this case just a light squeeze of fresh lime juice and a quick toss together before being eaten with a big spoon, preferably al fresco…
Happy September! Are you excited Autumn is on its way? Or is it still sweltering where you are? We have some catching up to do!
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad | Made with fresh berries and a honey lime dressing, this Fresh Fruit Salad is the perfect brunch or barbecue side dish. Serve with flaky croissants or spoon over Old Fashioned Pound Cake.
Fresh Fruit Salad
A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law asked me to bring fruit salad to our Father's Day celebration. Fruit salad means different things to different people, so I happily agreed but crossed my fingers that we were talking about the same thing. In my opinion, fruit salad equals a variety of fresh fruits and usually has a simple dressing.
Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Ambrosia is an entirely different variety of fruit salad that are popular around the holidays. Most ambrosia recipes contain some variation of canned pineapple, mandarin orange slices, miniature marshmallows, and coconut. Most Ambrosia fruit salads I've seen before also had whipped topping (like Cool Whip) and maraschino cherries as well.
Unlike an Ambrosia fruit salad which mostly uses canned fruits (and thus can be served any time of year), this fresh fruit salad recipe highlights the flavors of seasonal summertime berries.
For this Fresh Fruit Salad you will need:
I make another variation of this berry fruit salad with honey lime dressing that uses more fruits-- like slices of kiwi and mandarin oranges. These fresh fruit salad recipes are my go-to for potlucks and family gatherings because they are no-bake, can be stored in the refrigerator ahead of time, and are easy to transport. Not to mention they're so bright and colorful that people ooh and ahh over them.
Ningxia Berry Syrup
I ordered a bottle of Young Living Ningxia Berry Syrup with my most recent ER order to try it with our favorite homemade waffles and Sunday morning pancakes. It had just arrived that morning so I decided to add some to the honey lime dressing to drizzle over the berries. It was heavenly! I also didn't have any fresh limes on hand so I used a few drops of Young Living Lime Vitality Oil- it worked perfectly to brighten up the dressing.
Of course, if you don't have either of these products, you can omit the Ningxia Berry Syrup and use fresh lime instead. I highly recommend stocking your kitchen with vitality oils, not only do they add wellness goodness but they taste delicious as well. (Like my favorite Ningxia Red Mocktail)
If you are interested in learning more about these powerful wellness tools, check out this post on how I got started.
This fresh fruit salad is delicious on its own as a side dish, but you could easily turn it into a quick and easy summertime dessert by spooning it over a thick slice of Old Fashioned Pound Cake and serving it with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream. This recipe would also be yummy with a few sprigs of fresh mint for a refreshing flavor and pop of green.
If you want to keep it as easy as possible, grab a pre-made Angel Food Cake and a can of whipped cream instead!
Peach and Strawberry Fruit Salad
This Peach, Nectarine, and Strawberry Fruit Salad with Lime Honey Basil Syrup is delicious! A light summertime fruit salad with the pop of lime and basil, the sweetness of honey, and all those juicy summer fruits!
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I first made this salad for my sister-in-law, Maria&rsquos, baby shower in the summer of 2013, and I&rsquove been waiting for the stone fruit to be ripe ever since summer ended last year so that I could make it again.
Basil or Mint
Since that first time I made it, I&rsquove made a couple of changes, most notably, the addition of basil instead of mint to the syrup.
Both are awesome, but I like the little bit of grown-up savory flavor that basil adds. If you aren&rsquot feeling adventurous, by all means, use mint instead of basil. But, I highly encourage you to try it I think it&rsquos amazing.
The way the flavors come together in this salad is just amazing. Peaches and nectarines all ripe with their sweet juicy essence of summer. Sweet strawberries, all mixed up with a tart citrusy lime syrup.
My husband and I went to a nice farmer&rsquos market this past weekend, and there was a whole booth just dedicated to stone fruits (for those of you who don&rsquot know, a stone fruit is a fruit with a big pit [or stone] in the middle, like a peach, plum, nectarine, or cherry). Well, I bought a whole bunch of fruit from them, and was so excited to bring it home and eat it all up.
Photo above: I cut the white peach in half, slipped my fingers inside the cut part, and peeled the two halves apart. See how clean the pit is, and how the other half of the peach comes off fairly easily with no mess.
One of the things I bought was a small container of pretty Rainer Cherries.
I&rsquove been sending them with Dan to snack on at work. He came home the other day telling me how much he liked them, and how great fruit is. It was so awesome! I&rsquove converted him to liking fruit! Well, maybe it&rsquos not really my doing.
Maybe it was more that the fruit was so fresh and perfectly summery. But, I&rsquom still going to take the credit.
In my Summer Salad recipe post I talked a little about peaches, giving tips and tricks. I wanted to share a picture of the freestone white peach. Freestone means that the pit easily detaches from the fruit, as opposed to cling, which means that the fruit clings to the pit or stone.
Make it vegan
Oh, and one other thing, if you&rsquore vegan, sub the honey for a liquid sweetener of your choice, like simple syrup or maple syrup.
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How To Make A Watermelon Peach Salad
That watermelon was begging for salt, heat and a little something sweet.
For salt, I used crumbled feta. I splurged on a higher quality cheese that was more expensive than what I usually buy. Wow, there was a big different! It managed to be crumbly and creamy.
For heat, I whisked together jalapeno lime vinaigrette. It just took some minced fresh jalapeno to add a kick.
And last but not least was the sweet. I used sliced peaches to accompany the watermelon.
I mixed all of these different ingredients together in a bowl with arugula and finished the salad with salt and pepper.
My watermelon peach salad was refreshing and perfect for the peak of summer.
Watermelon Peach Salad
Summer salads are some of my favorite types of salads because of all the different types of fruits and vegetables that are in season. In its most basic form, a summer salad is a salad that uses produce that is ripe during the summer months.
With summer in full swing, we’ve done it again! Another summer salad that will boggle your minds. This time it’s a Watermelon Peach Salad with fresh watermelon (red or yellow will work!), perfectly ripe peaches (although nectarines are just as amazing), Persian cucumbers, salty briny feta, fresh mint and a delicious oregano vinaigrette. It’s easy, required no cooking, and works alongside any main course.
How to make a summer salad?
When it comes to summer salads, there is no wrong combination. Since there is an endless amount of fresh produce that is in season you can really get creative. I like to mix and match various fruits and vegetables to give the salad a variety of texture and flavor. Many of my summer salads use Cucumber for a nice refreshing crunchy texture. I like to use chopped up stone fruit for some sweetness and mint or basil for a lingering cool effect to finish off the bite. As for a cheese I love going with Feta, literally perfect for almost every summer salad. Finally to bring everything together I opt for a simple vinaigrette.
Two quick points when it comes to watermelon! If you’ve never marinated your watermelon before, just even for an hour or so, prepare to never look back! It gives it that extra flavor boost and makes it even more delicious!! And if you’re questioning putting a vinaigrette on top of watermelon, get on board. The shallots and garlic with the salt and pepper add the most glorious flavors you could ever imagine!
Recipe: Easiest Summer Fruit Salad
One of the greatest things about summer eating is its simplicity. Just grab a peach or a handful of berries and you know you’re about to bite into something scrumptious.
And that’s it, right? Why bother doing anything else? Well, because you can go one step further and yield something so much greater than the sum of its parts. This easy summer fruit salad is proof of that. It takes so little effort for such high returns — which should be the motto of summer cooking!
Watermelon — the official “school’s out!” fruit — is the salad’s base. (Eating it in season is nothing like the ever-present melon chunks you find in food bars in February.) Add in sliced strawberries and a few handfuls of blueberries, and you’re on your way to peak summertime in a bowl.
Make a Dressing
We don’t typically think of salad dressing when it comes to fruit salad, but that’s exactly what turns a bowl of plain fruit into something extra special. This honey, lemon, and cinnamon dressing takes hardly any extra time to whisk together before tossing it with your fruit, but it makes all the difference. It highlights the best of everything, transforming the fruit into a juicy, crisp, tart, and jammy experience you can’t get enough of.
Choose the Best Ingredients
Use fruit that’s grown locally and at peak freshness. Walmart offers a produce section full of fresh, locally grown produce that’s restocked at least once a day, ensuring you’re bringing home the absolute freshest product. And with many locations also stocking pantry staples like local honey, you can be confident knowing your money is supporting local communities.
A bowl of this fruit salad is the perfect thing to have on hand through these hot and humid months. It’s a light dessert, a serve-yourself snack for the kids after camp (it keeps well in the fridge for a day or two), or an easy potluck dish you can throw together at the last minute. It’s got it all.
Berry Cantaloupe Salad
Healthy snacks are a must, especially for a notorious, carboholic snacker like me. Hawaiian bread, pita chips, cookies & cream chocolate bars. The list goes on and on. And as the skinny jeans are getting tighter and tighter, I finally opted out for a change.
With the help of Cooking Light‘s most current issue, I’ve learned to stock up the fridge with bags of fresh cut fruit, individual containers of yogurt, and part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks, creating a healthy snack environment that won’t leave me reaching for fried chips and highly processed foods. And it always helps to have fruit popsicles, like these cantaloupe popsicles, in the freezer for those hot summer days.
I’ve also learned that it’s incredibly helpful to place the healthy snacks in eyesight, whether it’s on the counter or right in front of the fridge. The more convenient it is, the more likely I’ll grab the gorgeous Fiji apple versus the slice of chocolate cake in the back of the fridge!
With that in mind, I had a bunch of gorgeous fruit front and center in the fridge so I decided to make a fun, berry cantaloupe fruit salad, perfect as an after-school snack or for us grown-ups, a midnight snack during the 10PM-2AM zone. It’s so easy to make, and you can also incorporate your favorite kind of berries. And with a bit of lime zest, freshly squeezed lime juice and a sprinkling of mint leaves, you’ll have a mint, tangy sweet fruit salad perfect for the whole family!