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Easy Vegan Sweet Tart Salad

Easy Sweet Tart Fruit Salad

  • Author: Gina House
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute mixing
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Bring a little spring sunshine into your day with a refreshing fruit salad. Quick to make, super versatile, and full of antioxidants. You’ll fall in love with its sweet, tart taste!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries, tops removed
  • 1 cup of sweet cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 cup of chopped kiwi (about 23 kiwis)
  • 1 can of mandarin orange slices (preferably, in fruit juice, not syrup) or 1 cup of fresh orange segments with pith removed.
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite sweetener or mandarin orange juice (maple syrup, brown sugar, agave, etc.), optional

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry all of the fruit, except the canned oranges.
  2. As you prepare the fruit, you can add the pieces directly to the mixing bowl.
  3. Peel the kiwi, cut into small chunks.
  4. Open up the can of mandarin oranges and drain (you can keep the juice to add to the fruit salad instead of the lime juice and sweetener, if you wish). If using fresh oranges, follow this tutorial on how to get pith-free segments.
  5. Take the top off of the strawberries and slice.
  6. Pull the stems off the cherries, take out the pits, and slice in half.
  7. Cut the lime in half and squeeze one tablespoon of the juice right into the bowl.
  8. Stir the mixture well and taste.
  9. For a sweeter fruit salad, add one tablespoon (or to your liking) of a natural sweetener.  Mix again.
  10. If not serving immediately, place the bowl covered in the fridge for up to a day or two. Before serving, let the fruit come to room temperature, if possible.

Notes

  • This recipe is very versatile! Substitute any fruits that you wish. Try to have a mix of two sweet fruits and two slightly sour fruits for the best flavor.
  • If you don’t want to add the lime juice or sweetener, feel free to leave them out. You can also use lemon or orange juice, as well.
  • This can be made with frozen fruit, if you don’t have a lot of time. Take the fruit out of the freezer the night before and place each fruit into its own bowl or covered container. The next day, measure out your fruit and mix it all up. You can either drain the extra juice or keep it for your fruit salad. It’s up to you. Keep in mind that your fruit salad will be softer and not as fresh looking if you use frozen, but it will still taste delicious.
  • Other fruits that would go well in this salad: apples, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pineapple, or mango.

Keywords: fruit, fruit salad, easy, healthy, breakfast, side, dessert, vegan, vegetarian, raw