Macedonia/our fruit salad

Updated: Jul 5



Fruit is healthy, fruit is colourful.

Cutting all these fruit makes me happy, squeezing half lemon on it and adding some sugar bring me back to the times when we did this macedonia at home.

While I started picking the fruit I like the most, all the attention was about the juice that stays when the fruit is over.

Me and Francesca were fighting to have it forcing my mum to divide it equally with a spoon.

When we think about these we still laugh but we still fight! I hope our children will be a better version of us!

I used the fruit I had available at home, but you are free to add what you prefer.

I love pineapple in summer time and pear and apple when winter comes.

It makes a beautiful end of the meal or a healthy merenda in the morning or in the afternoon and I think also the little ones can enjoy a cup, maybe with some cream on top!

INGREDIENTS


15 strawberries

2 kiwi

1 nectarine peach

1 banana

1/2 orange

the juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tablespoon of white sugar

some mint leaves


METHOD


Squeeze half lemon and place its juice in a glass. Now take all the ingredients, wash and clean them and place them in your board being sure to have a nice sharp knife. Peel the kiwi and cut it in slices of 1 cm and then in little squares.

Remove the top of the strawberry and then divide it in 4 parts. If you like smaller pieces, cut them in two more parts.

I leave the skin in the nectarine peach but you are free to remove it. Cut it in little pieces.

Peel an orange, remove all the white parts and cut half in little squares.

Now put all your ingredients in a bowl, add the lemon juice and the sugar and mix all the fruit with the help of one or two spoons.

I usually place the fruit salad in the fridge, covered with some cling film, for around two hours, so the different fruit can rest and the flavours of each one can enhance.

If you are eating your salad instantly, you can add also the banana. When I put the salad to refresh I usually add the banana just before serving it because the banana tends to become

darker and softer.

If you are not as fussy as I am, skip this step and put all your fruit together at once!

Also, if you want a richer and sweeter fruit salad, you can add some cream on top!

Buon Appetito!