A few weeks ago in Chile, I was craving healthy food (due to pizza overdose!), and I ordered a fruit salad. I didn’t expect much because we all know they can be very hit or miss. And when it came out, it didn’t look like much. But then I took a bite, and it was AMAZING. Jeremy and I spent the whole lunch trying to dissect the flavors. We eventually concluded that it had to be a combination of citrus and ginger zest.
I ordered a zester as soon as we got home, determined to recreate this elevated fruit salad for our everyday lives.
I’ve been experimenting with 1 tablespoon citrus zest and 1 teaspoon ginger zest. For the citrus zest you can use limes or oranges too. Just make sure they are organic. Stick with whatever flavors appeal to you!
After you have your zest, just toss the fruit in it and let it sit for an hour or so before serving. It adds SO MUCH flavor, you’ll be shocked. I don’t add any sugar or any type of sweetener to my fruit salad. It’s crazy to me that a lot of recipes and restaurants do.
If you have any simple tips for making raw fruits or veggies taste more interesting, I would LOVE to hear in the comments! xx- Elsie
Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.