No time to ramble, been super busy with taking the in-laws around. By the time this post goes up, we'd be in Scotland, taking in the highlands and whiskey and all that's Scottish, well except Haggis maybe.
I made this salad on a day I felt too lazy to fix up something for lunch and since my fruit basket was crying out to me I thought I'd whip up something fruity. I thought it wouldn't fill me, but strangely it did and I think I should make it a practise. There is no recipe as such, just throw in a bunch of fruits you like, do a simple dressing and if you like, add a chilli or so for some spice. Here is another fruit salad I made a while back
Use fruits that are in season and if they are fresh, then nothing like it. But mine was about 2 to 3 days old and was almost at the wilting stage when I decided to rescue them. It tasted great nonetheless. I love fruits but I'm kinda lazy to eat fruit, especially when it involved peeling and slicing and stuff. If someone has it ready for me, then I'm more than happy to eat away :)
Mango- 1 cup, peeled and diced
Watermelon- 1 cup, deseeded and diced
Orange- 1 half, peeled and cut into rounds
Apple- 1 half, cut into rounds
Grapes- 1/4 cup (I prefer seedless)
Kiwi fruit- 1, diced
Ginger- 1 tsp, julienned (optional)
Green chilli- 1 small, roughly chopped
Caster sugar- to sprinkle (optional)
Lemon juice- 1 to 2 tsp
Coriander leaves/ mint- to garnish (optional)
Arrange the fruits in a platter (or in a bowl) and pour over the dressing.
Garnish with some mint or coriander leaves.
Gently mix before serving.
Notes: I also tried adding some pomegranate seeds once and it was great.
If the fruits are too ripe and sweet, avoid the sugar altogether.