Most fruit salads have a different variety of fruits to add different color and textures to the salad, thus making them more enjoyable. After a long day of work during the hot summer months, a fruit salad makes the perfect dessert. Apples add a much-needed crunch to the fruit salad, while green grapes add a nice color and flavor.
Wash, peel and cut up the orange and grapefruit. Cut them into large chunks, about 1x1 inch and remove any seeds. Leave 2 to 3 pieces of orange or grapefruit out on the side for juicing.
Wash the green grapes and add them to the bowl with the citrus fruit.
Wash and cut up the strawberries into chunks about 1-inch thick. Add them to the bowl. Wash and add the raspberries if you are using them instead. They do not need to be cut up.
Wash, cut and core the apples and pear. Cut them into pieces about 1-inch thick. Add them to the bowl.
Squeeze the 2 to 3 pieces of orange or grapefruit with your hands over the whole salad. The citrus juice will keep the apples from browning. Stir the salad together thoroughly and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.