What is better on a hot afternoon than a fresh fruit salad? Not much. Easy to prepare and beautiful to look at and even nicer to eat and share. There are only a few jobs the cook has:
1- choose the fruit wisely
2- mix and match the fruit well
3- and if you feel like it put a dressing or dip with it to top it off.
When we had Helen over for a garden party I made a fruit salad that had a dressing on it that I quite liked. I made it from fresh pineapple, added a bit of honey and cardamom. It made the fresh fruit just a bit out of the ordinary. Mixing a dressing up is simple. Use the fresh juice that comes from the fruit that you are using in the salad or do what I did and blend some of the fruit you are using in the salad, add honey, Greek yogurt, whipping cream, a favorite herb or spice and you’ll be amazed at the tasty dressings or dips you’ll come up with.