Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad
Try this Best Ever Tropical Fruit Salad recipe, and enjoy a taste of the tropics in your house tonight. Some fruit combinations just work together, and the combination in this best ever tropical fruit salad recipe is really terrific. Tropical fruit seems exotic, and carries strange and wonderful flavors. The kiwi is one example of this kind of fruit. Its fury exterior gives way to a soft inner flesh that contains a middle of seeds. If you eat the skin (and you can) you will find that it is very sharp and tangy, rather like a lemon, while the inside flesh is sweeter and mild in flavor. The bright green color is also appealing, and makes this piece of tropical fruit a favorite for salads.
Many of the tropical fruits are not hard, like apples, but are softer than that. Think of bananas and mangoes. Both are soft fruit. That is one of the characteristics you will often find in a fruit salad. The fruit will be soft, full of juices, and not too sweet. Perhaps one exception to the sweetness idea is pineapple, which can be very sweet (and tangy, too). In this recipe, some non tropical fruit is also used, namely, strawberries. Strawberries are one of those fruits that just seem to fit anywhere, perhaps because they are so pretty and yummy.
This recipe suggests a blend of mango, pineapple, strawberry and kiwi. The colors are great, and you should think about colors when you make a salad. The visual impression of the salad, with plenty of contrasting colors, can really make a difference to the eating of it. That just emphasizes how many of our senses really do become involved in our eating habits. So think about things like color, texture and flavor when you put together a fruit salad such as this one.
This recipe does not include things like dried fruit, nuts, or even ingredients such as shredded coconut. But you could add these kinds of things to a salad, of any kind, savory or sweet, if you like. And every addition can make a big impact to the salad. If you also enjoy adding a sauce, salads can work wonderfully with various liquors or even things like minced ginger, fresh basil or mint. Almost anything can go in to a salad and make it great. It is also a fun way to experiment with the different flavors that can go together. So try out a tropical salad like one of the ones you can see on the site, The Slow Roasted Italian, which has the recipe offered here. There are plenty of variations and you can use your imagination to make up something up.