Fruit is nature's candy: they're delicious, sweet, and fruitfully nutritious! We've found some creative ways you can prepare fruit platters for special (and even ordinary) occasions.
Make use of those cute cookie shape cutters lying around in your kitchen drawer. This is a great way to personalise your fruit platter by cutting fruits of your choice in one or varying shapes and sizes (e.g. hearts, stars, clovers - have a Google around, there's a generous range out there!). Ami from @the_sunkissed_kitchen shows creative ways of putting together unique fruit platters - here, she goes with star shapes for her mangoes, flower shapes for her dragon fruit, and zig zag cuts for her kiwis.
How beautifully vibrant is that blue?! Since blueberries are naturally round in shape, it's a clever idea to use a melon baller to match the shape of other fruits that you decide to add to your platter. Cherie from @thrivingonplants has done just that with her watermelon and dragon fruit - so cutely presented!
Choose one key colour to build your fruit platter from, and add little splashes of one or two other tones to compliment the central hue. Verena from @frei_style here, has chosen 'orange' as her focal colour (using papaya, mango, orange, peach, passionfruit, and orange cherry tomatoes), and has gone with splashes of red and green to compliment the bright central tone of her fruit platter.
Fruit is already sweet and delicious on its own, but no one's stopping you from being a little extra, right? Why not accompany your fruit platter with simple fruit dips! Lexi and Beth, from @superfoodrunner, have suggested using cashew yogurt (the kind, healthy option), but if you're feeling like a treat, you can always go for some chocolaty goodness too!
Searching for a simple solution to an aesthetically pleasing fruit platter? Edible flowers are fantastic for instantly transforming your food to look perfectly Insta-worthy. As you can see from Ellie's (@elsas_wholesomelife) fruit platter, even a few pieces of edible flowers can help make a huge difference in completing the final look and presentation of the plate.
Fruit that come attached to their vines add a nice, delicate touch to fruit platters. Belinda from @frangipani003, for example, makes good use of neatly trimmed grapes and currants in her colourful plate of fruits - almost resembling cute little gems on a piece of jewellery!
Colour coordinating your fruit platter could be the way to go if you identify yourself as a perfectionist. Andy from @vegan.dy shows an example of how this can be done, with neatly arranged fruits, grouped into clearly distinguishable sections on his platter. He's even added a cute little peach rose - an artistic element you could add to your own too!
If you don't own cookie cutters, and aren't feeling the need to buy new ones - worry not! Star fruits are perfect for adding cute shapes to your platter, without the need to invest in fancy kitchen utensils. This is exactly what Jess from @choosingchia has done - even a few pieces of star fruit gives a more playful feel to your option of fruits.
Don't forget about adding dried fruit to your platter! Dried fruit is perfect for occasions when you're craving a certain fruit but they're not in season, or aren't as sweet as you'd like them to be. You could even add extra (healthy) nibbles, such as nuts and seeds to your fruit platter (or even some chocolate - just like Claire (@healthyfrenchwife) has done!).
If there is a specific fruit that you are absolutely obsessed with and could eat endless amounts of, go ahead and make a mono-fruit platter! Madeline's (@lumadeline) choice of fruit here is perfect - seriously though, who doesn't like mangoes?!