A great fruit salad is more than just a bowl of fruit; it has to have a wide variety of flavours and textures. This simple Mad-Libs-style formula will help you create an unforgettable fruit salad every time. Photo by teakwood.
To make sure your fruit salad always have the right combination of taste and feel, Stella Parks at Serious Eats recommends you fill in the blank with this:
Just amble through your kitchen or supermarket looking for creamy ____, crispy ____, chewy ____, juicy ____, sweet ____, fragrant ____, and rich ____. To fill in all those blanks, you'll have to look beyond the produce department, but that's a good thing! Thoughtful but unexpected ingredients are what make our favourite recipes shine.
Mix and match fruit, nuts, and toppings like honey, yogurt, maple syrup, or even bacon drippings. Bananas are great for creamy, dates are great for chewy, and pecans or walnuts are perfect for crispy. You can even add some grilled fruit in there. No fruit salad ever has to be the same, but whatever you make will be super tasty.
The Mad-Libs Method for Perfect Fruit Salad in Any Season [Serious Eats]