I was a weird kid. Partly because I was the kid whose favourite food was fruit. Not chocolate, not ice cream, not even peanut butter or cheese sticks. Plain old, disgustingly healthy fruit.
I have never quite grown out of that and I would say that fruit probably is still my favourite food. Not my favourite meal, perhaps but my favourite type of food. I mean, if I had to give up either chocolate or fruit for the rest of my life (or even for a year), then the Cadbury’s would definitely be going in the bin.
Now, I’m not sure that you can really call this a recipe but spring set in, in London today and I just made myself my first amazing fruit salad of the warmer months. Although basic, it was so tasty, I thought I’d share.
Citrus Fruit Salad
1 medium green apple
1 medium red apple
1 small orange
1 medium banana
2 medium mandarins
2 small kiwi fruit
1 handful raspberries
I diced or segmented all the fruit, chucked it all in a bowl, mixed it all up then covered it all in the juice of half a lemon and half a lime. Partly to reduce browning and partly because it’s delicious.
That’s it! Kitchen genius, right?
As I had this for dessert, a lot of people would add honey or sugar but as fruit is full of natural sugars, I think it’s plenty sweet on it’s own. Of course, you could serve this over ice cream, in yoghurt or custard etc. But I seriously prefer it on it’s own. Just a bowl of chopped up fruit. I was that weird kid, after all…