Simple Summer Fruit Salad Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Speciality, Vegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Superfine sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water5 Tablespoon
 Orange juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Orange1 Small, grated rind and juice
 Currants1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Red currants1 Cup (16 tbs), stripped from their stems
 Arrowroot4 Teaspoon
 Port2 Tablespoon
 Blackberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Blueberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Strawberries3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Raspberries1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Ricotta1 Cup (16 tbs) (Low Fat)
 Low fat ricotta cheese2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 309 Calories from Fat 76

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.4%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 31.4 mg

Sodium 55 mg2.3%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g16.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.1%

Sugars 38.8 g

Protein 9 g18.3%

Vitamin A 9.6% Vitamin C 133.1%

Calcium 16.7% Iron 7.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a heavy bottomed pan, place water, sugar and grated orange and heat over low flame while stirring until sugar is dissolved.
2) Add orange juice and red currants and boil the syrup.
3) Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
4) Strain the syrup in a bowl and reserve the fruits.

5) Blend water and arrowroot.
6) Return th syrup to pan and add arrowrrot mixture.
7) Boil the syrup and cook until thickened.
8) Add port and blend well.
9) Pour syrup over red currants in a bowl and add other berries.
10) Mix well and let the fruits remain like this to cool until required.

11) In individual glass dishes, serve the fruits with ricotta.