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Perfect Italian Fruit Salad – All Year Round

Macedonia di Frutta is an Italian name for the best in the world alternative to fresh fruits.

Sweet and sour light lemon sauce brings any kind of fruit combination to the utter taste.

Full of colors, full of vitamins regardless of the season.

The best part?

There are soooo many ways to enjoy it!

  • Top your favorite ice-cream
  • Blend it into a smoothie
  • Serve as a dessert or a snack.

Kids LOVE it, and adults too!

It’s a perfect desert for summer, winter and anytime in between.

There are only 2 main ingredients! Everything else you can add depending on the season or availability in the pantry.

I’ll give you some ideas right away.

Winter Version 1: bananas, lemon, canned pineapple, pear, apple.

Winter Version 2: bananas, lemon, kiwi, apples. grapefruit.

Spring Version: bananas, lemon, strawberries, apple, orange.

Summer Version 1: bananas, lemon, melon, strawberries, kiwi.

Summer Version 2: bananas, lemon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries.

Summer Version 3: bananas, lemon, peaches, nectarines, orange, apple.

Fall Version: bananas, lemon, orange, grapes, kiwi.

Again variations are limitless. The only 2 important ingredients are bananas and fresh lemon juice.

Bananas tend to blend and smooth all fruit tastes together. And freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with brown sugar and juices from the fruits creates an incredible light and delicious sauce for the salad.

Note: If you are using canned pineapples there might be no need to add sugar at all. The juice from the canned pineapples is already sweet enough. But again, try and adjust to your taste.

Now let’s see what we have for our beautiful fruit salad today.

Italian Fruit Salad - Ingredients

Ingredients:

2 bananas

1 lemon

1 orange

1 apple

2 peaches (1 peach, 1 nectarine)

Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Brown sugar to taste

Preparation:

Step 1: Wash and pat-dry all the fruit except for the bananas.

Peel and cut apple into bite-size cubes.

Italian Fruit Salad - Recipe - Step1

Do the same with peaches. There is no need to peel them, just remove the pit.

Peel and cut the bananas into not too thin slices.

Add both bananas, peaches and apples to a salad bowl.

As soon as possible cover everything with freshly squeezed lemon juice. This way they don’t get brown.

Step 2:  Peel and slice the orange.

Italian Fruit Salad - Recipe - Step2

The best way is to cut off the top and cut off the bottom.Stand up the orange on either one of the flat sides. Start running the knife underneath the white skin of the orange all the way around until the orange is peeled. Now you can easily cut it in cubes.

Step 3: Add orange cubes to the salad bowl together with a few table spoons of brown sugar and a couple of fresh mint leaves if you have them.

Italian Fruit Salad - Recipe - Step3

Taste and add more sugar or lemon juice to get the perfect balance of sweet& sour.

Mix everything gently. Place in the fridge before serving.

Italian Fruit Salad - Macedonia di Frutta

Serve in mini round dessert bowls. It also looks beautiful in prism beverage glasses.

If you have any leftover fruit salad, try to add it to yogurt or oatmeal in the morning.

You’ll rediscover this salad again 🙂

Italian Fruit Salad All Year Round

Macedonia di Frutta is an Italian name for a perfect desert for summer, winter and anytime in between.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 2 peaches
  • Fresh mint leaves optional
  • Brown sugar to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and pat-dry all the fruit except for the bananas.
  • Peel and cut apple into bite-size cubes.
  • Do the same with peaches. There is no need to peel them, just remove the pit. Add them to a salad bowl.
  • As soon as possible cover everything with 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice. This way they don’t get brown.
  • Peel and cut the bananas. Add to the salad bowl. Squeeze the remaining ½ of the lemon. Again, to keep the fruit from
  • Peel and slice the orange. The best way is to cut off the top and cut off the bottom. Stand up the orange on either one of the flat sides. Start running the knife underneath the white skin of the orange all the way around until the orange is peeled. Now you can easily cut it in cubes.
  • Add orange cubes to the salad bowl together with a few table spoons of brown sugar and a couple of fresh mint leaves if you have them.
  • Taste and add more sugar or lemon juice to get the perfect balance of sweet& sour.
  • Mix everything gently. Place in the fridge before serving.

Notes

If you have any leftover fruit salad, try to add it to the yogurt or oatmeal in the morning. And you’ll rediscover this salad again.
Now your turn! Let me know you favorite fruit salad combination in the comment below.

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2 Comments

  1. Love. This. Post. One, I just straight up love the fruit salad. But I adore all of the tips and tricks to use it in other ways! Delish!

    1. Oh, thank you so much for the kind words, Karly ❤
      Happy you enjoyed the Italian fruit salad and my little tricks!

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