Fresh and pretty. Fruity and cool. Naturally sweet and healthy. When I see a bowlful of gorgeous colored fruits in a creamy puree, I get the feeling that most beautiful things are still alive! Which can absolutely refresh and rejuvenate me in this summer. Fruit salad without any custard powder has been in my mind since a while. But today when I looked at overly numbered fruits lying undisturbed in fruit basket, the plan came to reality. And the magical fruit salad tasted way more delicious on this day of summer where temperature is as high as 36 °C. The kids vacationing after the exam were excited to eat this salad like a dessert while lazying around and watching TV.
Basically whenever I ate fruit salad before, I felt the custard powder overpowering all the flavors. Which is what I wanted to get rid off. In this recipe I have tried to replace the same with banana. And it works fabulous. The dates and banana pureed along with milk makes the thick base for the fruits to combine with. On top of that, it doesn’t even need any artificial sweeteners like sugar but the fruit salad still tastes sweet. Dates, banana and honey make it sweet naturally. Cheers for that.
Finally the nuts like almond, cashew and bites of dates give the crunch that is desired in any dessert. When I eat dessert like this fruit salad, everything soft doesn’t make me excited but some crunch does. So the addition of nuts here. There is no hard and fast rule on the fruits and nuts choice. You can use whatever fruits your pantry has. But it’s better to avoid watermelon, guava and papaya kind of stuff. Mango, pomegranate, apple, grapes are few fruits that I feel to be preferred ones for any fruit salad.