This Fruit Salad Recipe is full of colorful fruit and has a delicious lemon vanilla glaze on top. Serve it for brunch, as a side salad, or a dessert!
Fruit salad is always a welcome dish at any meal from breakfast to dinner and it can be made year-round! It is great eaten fresh but adding this lemon vanilla glaze brings it to a new level.
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Where is the fruit salad recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the salad, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipe by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
Lemon Vanilla Glaze
Put granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan.
Stir over medium heat.
Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. All the lemon vanilla glaze to cool to room temperature and then move it to the fridge to cool completely.
Glazed Fruit Salad
Cut various kinds of fruits into bite-sized pieces. I used cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, green grapes, strawberries, red strawberries, and blueberries.
Wondering what the best way to cut watermelon is? See How To Cut A Watermelon.
Put all of the fruit in a large bowl and pour the chilled glaze on top.
Fruit Salad Recipe FAQs
1. What is the purpose of the lemon vanilla glaze? The glaze adds flavor and sweetness to the fruit salad. You can just combine the fruit if you prefer.
2. Are there other flavors I can make of this glaze? Yes, try using orange juice and orange zest, lime juice and lime zest or pineapple juice.
3. Can you make fruit salad ahead of time? Yes, you can make this fruit salad ahead of time. For best results, keep the cut fruit and lemon vanilla glaze separate until closer to serving time.
4. How long does fruit salad last? If you mix the fruit and the glaze, the salad will last 1-2 days in the fridge. The cut-up fruit will last 2-3 days in the fridge without the glaze.
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This Fruit Salad recipe is full of colorful fruit and has a delicious lemon vanilla glaze on top. Serve it for brunch, as a side salad, or a dessert!
- 1 cup sliced red grapes
- 1 cup sliced green grapes
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
- 1 cup cubed pineapple
- 1 cup cubed watermelon
Stir the sugar, water, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Cool to room temperature and then cool completely in the fridge.
Put all of the fruit in a large bowl, pour the chilled glaze over it, and stir to combine. Cover an store in the fridge.
Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman.