Fruit salad (also called "Macedonia") is a dish consisting of various kinds of
fruit, served either in their own juices or a syrup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is also known as a " fruit cocktail".
Small cups of fruit salad are commonly served for dessert in American public schools. In many cases it is the only form of dessert offered.
However, there are a number of home
recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit's own juice or syrup. One variation is a Waldorf-style fruit salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce. Other recipes use sour cream(such as in ambrosia), yogurtor even mustard as the primary sauce ingredient. An ever-popular variation also uses whipped cream mixed in with many varieties of fruits (usually a mixture of berries), and also often include miniature marshmallows. Rojak, a Malaysian fruit salad, uses a spicy sauce with peanuts and shrimp paste.
There is also an extended variety of fruit salads in
Moroccan cuisine, often as part of a kemia, a selection of appetisers or small dishes analogous to Spanish tapasor eastern Mediterranean mezze.
"Fruit-salad" is also a slang term used for
Medalson a soldiers uniform- "Look at the fruit-salad on that colonel"." The term refers to the bright colors of a high percentage of the ribbons that usually go with medals. Fact|date=November 2007
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