Fresh Fruit Salad

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Whenever I don’t feel like cooking I make this simple fruit salad and have it for my lunch. The star ingredients here are mint leaves & chaat masala without which I would definitely feel like missing a meal; so anyone who wants to reduce the in-take of carbs can try this salad as it satiates one’s hunger; since kids also like chaat masala, you can serve this salad to children who refuse to take fruits.

Salad making is all about balancing color, texture and taste; I use crunchy apple & squishy banana for texture; sweet green grapes & sour black grapes for adding color & taste. I also use lemon juice to prevent oxidation. You can add other fruits like dates, fresh figs, guava, papaya, pear, pineapple, pomegranate, raisins, etc.; I do not like to use too many fruits also. I would like to have fruit salad immediately after chopping fruits rather than being refrigerated. We can not top this salad with whipped cream or ice cream as it does not go well with chaat masala, healthy indeed! Please check this link for health benefits of fresh fruit salad: http://www.livestrong.com/article/111413-fresh-fruit-salad-nutrition/

It is safe to use organic fruits for salads. In either case it is always better to wash well before chopping into bite-sized pieces. I prefer to use fresh native fruits than canned or hybrid fruits; I do not want to peel apple and hence I cleaned well to remove chemicals (if any) that help to increase shelf life. Please check the slideshow below:

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Please Note: 

If you do not have chaat masala, you can sprinkle rock salt (pink salt) and roasted cumin seeds powder.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. The Life Excerpts says:

    Great. An easy to make quick recipe 💞

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I discovered chaat masala when I lived in Hong Kong and I’m a super fan of it! I even have the same brand that you have! Thank you for sharing this fresh and healthy recipe. 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Nice to know that! Thank you so much!

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  3. Mmm, yummy! What is mascala?

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you!
      It is an Indian masala powder containing rock salt, cumin, pomegranate seeds, dry mango, etc. and it tastes acidic, salty & sour. So no doubt that it enhances the taste of any fruit.

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  4. Wud never say no to fruit salad. Yummy 👌

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  5. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    Fruit salad=perfect for summer! It looks absolutley deeeelish!!! I love how you used diffeirent fruits for diffeirent textures!

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    1. Megala says:

      Glad that you liked it! Thank you!

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  6. So refreshing and Healthy…Loved it !!

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  7. Love fruit salad😋

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  8. Trayee says:

    I like Fruit salad a lot and my Mother prepares it in the way you have mentioned..

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    1. Megala says:

      Glad to know that!
      Thank you so much!

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  9. InspiresN says:

    Fruit salad, the best dish ever one can never get bored of it!!

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, thank you!

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  10. I loved it… I will try this for sure

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  11. It looks yummy and having it for lunch is a great idea I feel as I never did that.

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, if you try once you wont prepare a lunch meal any more!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by!
      Have a great weekend!

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  12. This looks so yummy and I love how it has apples in it!!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by!

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  13. Oh we have rojak in Malaysia!
    I think you will like it too.

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    1. Megala says:

      Oh! Love to have a look at it! Thank you so much!

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  14. KR says:

    Mmm I love fruit salad.And now is perfect time for this 🙂 thank you for inspiration !

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much for your kind appreciation!

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