Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.
- Serves: 10 persons
- ⅔cup fresh orange juice
- ⅓cup fresh lemon juice
- ⅓cup packed brown sugar
- ½teaspoon grated orange zest
- ½teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2cups cubed fresh pineapple
- 2cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 3kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
- 3bananas, sliced
- 2oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 1cup seedless grapes
- 2cups blueberries
Step 1Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a 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.
Step 2Layer 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 and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.