Quick And Easy
Fruit Salad

Quick And Easy Fresh Fruit Salad loaded with antioxidants.

A Quick and Easy Fruit Salad made with canned fruit.

My young daughter made this for a 4-H Club project.

It is simple for young people who are learning to cook.

The second recipe is a Fresh Fruit Salad and is also quick and easy.

You can substitute canned or frozen fruits when some of the fresh fruits are not available.              

It contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins C and A, healthy B-complex vitamins, potassium, and other nutrients.

Though most fruits contain antioxidants some carry a higher percentage than others.

We have selected our fruits for this recipe that carries the higher nutrients.

The five tasty fruits I have chosen for this recipe gives you an enhanced, fruity flavor to enjoy at breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.

Quick And Easy
Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 1 lettuce leaf

  • 1 pear half

  • 1 peach half

  • 1 slice pineapple

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 maraschino cherry

Chill fruit in refrigerator a few hours before preparing.

Place lettuce leaf on a plate.

Arrange pear, peach, and pineapple on lettuce with cup side up.

Spoon cottage cheese equally in fruit.

Place mayonnaise in center of plate.

Top with cherry.

Sprinkle cheese over all.

Serves one.

Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

  • 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 2 oranges (navel oranges are best)

  • 2 large ripe bananas

Peel oranges and separate sections.

Cut in half crosswise.

Remove seeds if there are any.

Place in a large salad bowl.

Peel bananas and slice about 1/4 inch thick. Add to bowl.

Quick And Easy Candle Salad
With Whipped Cream

  • 1 large iceberg lettuce leaf

  • 1/2 large banana cut crosswise

  • 1 slice well drained pineapple

  • 1 whole maraschino cherry

  • Homemade Whipped Cream, optional

Place large lettuce on salad plate.

Place slice of pineapple in center of lettuce leaf.

Place banana half upright in center of pineapple. 

With a tooth attach the cherry in center top of banana. 

If using the whipped cream, add a small strip to the side of the banana to simulate dripping from a burning candle.

However, the cold whipped cream should be added just prior to serving, because it may indeed drip.

Salad Tips

If using frozen berries let them thaw just enough to separate and add to the salad.

This helps prevent the brilliant colors from mixing too much.

Of course if they do, it will not affect the taste.

I make this recipe often by doubling the ingredients and store in canning freezer jars in the refrigerator to use whenever I need a quick low calorie and healthy snack.

Do not let the frozen fruit set at room temperature for too long of time.

Use this fruit mixture to top Buttermilk Pancakes or waffles.

Make a fruit shortcake by topping slices or wedges of Sponge Cake or  Vanilla Cake with this Fresh Fruit Salad and topping it with easy, delicious Homemade Whipped Cream.


Add other ingredients to bowl and toss gently.

Chill if desired and serve.

Fruit salads layered in a clear glass bowl or a bowl made with the scooped out rind of a fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. makes a beautiful presentation for your table.

History Of
Quick And Easy Salads

There is a history of Quick And Easy Salads, somewhere of course.

Other than the above Candle Recipe, I am unable to find information I need in print. 

And that is after explicit historical research, in my old cookbooks and online.

Therefore, I will share with you a couple of quick and easy recipes I have been making for decades. 

The first one is simply add chopped lettuce leaves on a salad plate. 

Top the lettuce with sliced tomatoes and spoon on plain mayonnaise. 

Chill, if desired and serve with dinner.

The second one is to place whole lettuce leaves on salad plates and top each lettuce leaf with a canned and chilled half pear, cup side up.

Add a whole maraschino in your pear cup.

Sprinkle salad with grated cheese of your choice. 

Best served cold.

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Watermelon Salad Recipe

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