Thursday, 6 January 2005

Fruit Salad :}, my latest work of art

Yesterday in a big gathering I had my share of helping to add some fresh-lly done Fruit Salad .. So here it is in pictures:

1- chop selected fruits about the same size (preferably tiny so that a small spoon can carry about 4 pieces of fruit) .. The fruits I chose yesterday were :

a- Apples (3 medium sized)
b- Banana (2 medium sized)
c- kiwi (3)
d- Strawberry (a whole small plastic box, u know the boxes they sell them in!)
e- Grapes ( as much as u need green into the mix)
f- citrus fruit (not too much if ur gona use a yellow colored juice like I did)

2- After you see the quantity of the chopped fruits fill up about 3/4 of the bawl mix them up & add your favorite kind of juice, my preferred one is mango BUT there are rules for that:

  • Since mango is a sweet fruit then use not so sweet fruits (taste them) so you would have a balance in the mixture of flavors.
  • focus on adding fruits with colors other than yellow.

3- decoration, I decided this time to make a grape & strawberry flower, By:

cutting a strawberry into slices starting from the middle make sure there is plenty of space in the upper side of the strawberry to holds the cut pieces up, then spread them & make it look like a blooming flower.

Then I placed one grape in the middle & 4 strawberries around it, then here it goes :D my faked water Lilly or a lotus ;p

Finally here it is my Fruit Salad finished

And my pride & joy @!@ the flower in the middle

pity I couldn't get a picture of the bawl in its final place at the dining table BUT I guess u got the picture ;p.


The Don ® said...

Ya 7ebkom intay o Jelly Belly 7ug etkhuloon sa3abeelna et9ub9ob.. This looks sooooooooo good.. abey ?? :(

Q80-Chill Girl said...

LOL :D well it was soo YUMMY (n7eesa ;p) there was nothing left of it + We have to keep you wanting to come back & see what do we have ;p

Purgatory said...

Fruity ;)

G0LDiLiCiOuS-Ψ said...

Yummy..!! Mouth Watering...:D<<--!! Abeey..:$ etha momken sweet QCG...:$
plz plz plz<<<--- 7sait nafsy baby..!?


G0LDiLiCiOuS-Ψ said...

Oo nesait aqool: mashallah mzaynah el-salad hehehe... ;)


G0LDiLiCiOuS-Ψ said...

Aby strawberry...:D ambaih ya ma a3aleq 3ala shay... ya a3aleg :s!!??
khal anam better...
Nighty Night...


Q80-Chill Girl said...


Yes it was pretty much fruity! :}

Q80-Chill Girl said...


LoooooooooooooL all of that happined from the salad @@ i fell like a 5 star chef ;p thanx dear

mydream said...

YUMMMMMMMMY :|~ shakilha ladheeeeedha teslam eedech ;P bs a7ebha weya orange juice :D

Jelly Belly said...

Yummy Yum Yum....looking good QCG,
mashallah 3aleech shawagteeny 3ala fruit salad...bas I have to go to the organic food store to get some good fruits...7ashach eb America their fruits look good bas taste bad...the only good tasting fruits are in the organic stores.

and Don honey you need to take some cooking classes...coz girls love it when their guy cooks something for on it :P

Jewaira said...

Mmmm that looks quite tasty ! Bel 3afia :)

1. One other tip is to add a bit of lemon juice to the bananas and apples so they don't turn brown

2. I always prefer to use fresh orange juice + frozen mango pulp

3. Adding melons in ball shapes always gives a nice taste

4. Sometimes it makes it tasty to add a sprinkling of nuts (either almonds, or walnuts or pistachios- according to preference or perhaps shredded coconut)

Maryam said...

Yummy!!! I am drooling now.... :P

mosan mosan said...

prava it looks good
martha stwart of Q8

Q80-Chill Girl said...


Hlaaaaaa dear :D ,, yep it was yummy :p ooo eysalem eydech too dear :> ,, it tastes good also with orange juice but am a mango girl :D

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Jelly Belly

HeLLo there :> am blushing :$ kel hatha from the salad @@ lw adri chan kel marra i a6bakh shai i publish it ;p

Yep ur absolutelly right i know waht u mean about amarican WAXED fruits they taste like nothing, I always avoide them & try fruits from close by countries since they are supposivelly more fresh than others!

Soo give it a goo :D & try it

Q80-Chill Girl said...


Thanx dear :D well it had to be especially that am over the guests heads making a serious big ad for my salad ;p

as for the numbers :}

1- I substitute that with the juice I add & try to cut them last BUT it is a usefull tip that i avoide here to not concentrate the cetric flavour in the salad :>.

2- Yep that is also an option & i tried it once with fresh mango & little water added juice :> thick but YUMMY.

3- Amen to that sister :>

4- I do that when I serve juice with some fruits inside i decorate the top with nuts & if there are no ppl on diet some whipped cream BUT never did it with the salad :} next time i will try it for decoration.

:> again thanx :D

Q80-Chill Girl said...


LOL hey watch out for the post page ;p,, try to do it dear its really easy :D if u dont want to then i will have to invite u to have some :>

Q80-Chill Girl said...


:} welcome here @!@

Well mako stocks here ;p