Just because Halloween is associated with confectionery overdoses it doesn't mean healthy Halloween treats have to be a drag. Halloween fruit salads combine delicious, natural treats and creative presentation to make a seasonal dish that is both healthy and fun. Serve them as snacks at your Halloween party, or just use them to brighten up a seasonal dinner.
Jack O' Lantern Fruit Salad
The jack-o'-lantern fruit salad is a great way to jazz up single serving fruit salads for a Halloween party. It can be served as an appetizer or as a delicious, healthy dessert. Start off by cutting the top off of an orange and scooping most of the fruit out of the inside without breaking the skin in any other spots. Slice the orange flesh into small pieces and add cubes of other fruits. Pears, apples and melons all work very well in this salad. Finish this Hallloween fruit salad by scooping the fruit back inside, drawing a jack-o'-lantern in marker on the side of the orange and putting the top back on.
Bowl of Eyeballs
One simple, but delightfully ghoulish Halloween fruit salad recipe is the bowl of eyeballs. Start by peeling a bunch of grapes and putting them in a bowl. Add ambrosia or any other dressing or syrup you prefer to the grapes and serve. The salad is tasty and the texture of the peeled grapes is disconcertingly eyeball-like, especially with the texture of the dressing. For an even better effect, serve the salad in a dark room.
If you enjoy carving fruit, you may want to make a fruit cemetery appetizer. Cut several pieces of fruit into the shapes of tombstones and coffins and arrange them on a tray. If you feel ambitious, you may even want to try your hand at carving some fruit skeletons! Alternately, you can slice your fruits into flat sections and use Halloween cookie cutters to make pumpkins, witches and other spooky seasonal shapes.
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