What Makes a Great Fruit Salad?

From staying cool on a hot summer day to squeezing in a fresh mid-day snack, fruit salad is an ideal choice for a sweet, satisfying refreshment. The problem, however, is that not many people know what it takes to make a great fruit salad. We at Edible Arrangements® pride ourselves on being Fruit Experts® (and maybe a little fruit obsessed), so we know exactly what it takes to create the perfect fruit salad.

Our Edible To Go® product line features deliciously fresh, never frozen fruit treats that you can enjoy on the go, including – of course — fruit salads. Here are 3 steps we follow to create the perfect fruit salad every time:

Step 1: Choose 100% fresh, never frozen fruit.

No matter what types you choose, making a great fruit salad begins with the single most important ingredient: actual fresh fruit! Many fruit salads are made with seasonal fruits or year-long favorites, but regardless of which fruits you include, the most important factor in ensuring an irresistibly sweet snack is freshness!

Step 2: Wash, cut, and prepare fruit.

Now, aside from washing the fruit (which is a given), the “cut and prepare” part is open to a little interpretation (and, in our opinion, a LOT of fun). Most of the fruit available in our fruit salads (think strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, etc.) are cut into deliciously bite-sized pieces. When it comes to grapes and blueberries, we keep them just as they are. Whether you prefer having your fruits mixed or neatly layered, we can customize your fruit salad to your personal preference to create a fruit salad that’s perfect for you!

Step 3: ENJOY!

For obvious reasons, we saved the best step for last. Once your fruit is washed, sliced, diced, and layered to perfection, DIG IN and enjoy your sweet, fresh treat! And, bonus, at your local Edible Arrangements® store, you can even top it off with a few extras like chocolate, nuts, and toppings for a little added indulgence (we call this an Indulgent Fruit Salad).

For a perfect fruit salad every time, check out the menu at your local Edible Arrangements® store. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @ediblearrangements and show us how YOU enjoy your Edible To Go® fruit salads with the hashtag #EdibleToGo!

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