Fruit Salad is a general term referring to a fruit dish. This dish is typically composed of an assortment of fruits served as is or combined with different types of sweet liquid and table cream. This can either be served as an appetizer, a side dish, and as a dessert.
In the Philippines, fruit salad is considered to be more of a dessert rather than an appetizer or side dish. The Filipino version of the fruit salad requires the use of condensed milk and table cream which makes the dish rich and sweet.
The typical Filipino fruit salad is composed of canned fruit cocktail combined with condensed milk and table cream. However, there are also some versions wherein buko or young coconut is added (this should not be mistaken as the buko salad wherein young coconut is exclusively used).
This Fruit Salad Recipe makes use of the typical Filipino fruit salad ingredients with the addition of other fruits that are in season. Besides the canned fruit cocktail, nata de coco, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, and kiwi were also added.
I’m pretty sure that you have your own fruit salad version. How do you make your fruit salad? What are the fruits that you regularly use?
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