This ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) is perfect for breakfast, as a snack or even as a light dessert.
It’s typically served during holidays, celebrations and gatherings.
It’s made with yogurt, a variety or fruits and some chopped pecans for a little crunch.
Camote con leche (sweet potatoes with milk) is another delicious recipe that’s perfect for breakfast.
I have to thank my mother in law for this yummy ensalada de frutas recipe.
My husband and I really enjoyed it.
He works outside all day and he really loved eating this on his lunch break.
It’s delicious, refreshing and not too filling.
What does a fruit salad contain?
A fruit salad is very versatile. What a fruit salad contains will depend on who is making it.
Some common fruits in fruit salads include apples, strawberries, melon, cantaloupe, mango and grapes.
However the list goes on and on. You can make a fruit salad with the fruits of your choice.
Just be careful as some fruits such as apples and bananas will turn brown.
So if you’re making a fruit salad containing apples or bananas you want to make sure that that you don’t make it too far in advance.
Fruit salads are sometimes served immersed in a cream or yogurt.
Or they’re sometimes served with some freshly squeezed citrus juice such as this Mexican fruit salad.
Depending on what the fruit salad is served in it’s not uncommon for it to include chopped nuts, shredded coconut or even marshmallows.
Ingredients needed for this ensalada de frutas
- can of fruit cocktail (drained)
- can of sliced peaches (drained)
- sweetened condensed milk
- plain nonfat yogurt
- pecans (chopped into small pieces)
- vanilla extract
As you can see I used plain yogurt for this recipe as that’s what I had in my refrigerator.
However you can always use vanilla yogurt.
If you do use vanilla yogurt you can omit the vanilla extract.
You’ll also want to either reduce or completely omit the sweetened condensed milk as vanilla yogurt is already sweet.
How do you make fruit salad (ensalada de frutas)
Chop the canned peaches into smaller pieces.
Slice the grapes into halves and dice the apples.
Combine the yogurt, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix well.
Add the chopped fruit to the bowl of yogurt. Then add the can of fruit cocktail and the chopped pecans.
Mix well with a spoon.
You can serve the fruit salad now or cover it tightly and transfer it to the refrigerator.
My mother in law also puts small marshmallows in her ensalada de frutas.
However I chose not to as I didn’t want it any sweeter.
How long will this ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) last?
This fruit salad will be good for about a day and a half stored in the refrigerator of course.
After that the apples will begin to brown.
More refreshing recipes you may enjoy:
Fruit salad recipe
I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious fruit salad recipe.
It’s a refreshing snack during the hot summer months.
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Ensalada de Frutas
Ensalada de frutas (fruit salad) is perfect for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or even as dessert.
- 15 oz can of fruit cocktail drained
- 15 oz can of sliced peaches drained
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 3/4 cup grapes
- 2 gala apples
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Remove the peaches from the can and chop them into small pieces.
Slice the grapes into halves.
Dice the apples.
In a large bowl combine the yogurt, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix well with a spoon.
Add the peaches, grapes and apples to the bowl. Then add the drained fruit cocktail and chopped pecans. Mix well.
Serve the ensalada de frutas now or cover it tightly and transfer to the refrigerator.