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Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets Recipe: Winter Fruit Salad and Sweet Ricotta Whip

Kate Freeman

One of my weekend rituals is heading to the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets.

Shopping and eating seasonally isn’t just good for you and your tastebuds – doing your weekend shopping at the Markets also means you’re supporting local businesses, farmers and suppliers.

Make the most of the delicious ingredients at the markets right now by whipping up this delicious winter dessert.

Winter Fruit Salad and Sweet Ricotta Whip


I don’t believe that healthy eating means you can’t eat dessert! Creating desserts that maximise both nutrition and enjoyment is one of the things that I love — it can be done!

Winter fruits such as apples, pears, bananas, strawberries and passionfruit are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folate and fibre. Combining these with some perfectly sweetened ricotta whip and some crunchy hazelnuts transforms a humble fruit salad to a fancy dessert in its own right! Give it a try!


Serves 4


1 banana, sliced
1 pear, core removed and cubed
2 mandarins, peeled and segmented
1 apple, core removed and cubed
1 punnet strawberries, green removed and halved
2 passionfruits
250g smooth ricotta cheese
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp. cream cheese
4 tbsp. hazelnuts, roughly chopped



Combine the banana, pear, apples, mandarins and strawberries in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.

Place the ricotta cheese, vanilla essence, maple syrup and cream cheese in a small bowl and using a fork or whisk, stir briskly to combine until smooth.


Fill four glass tumblers with fruit salad. Top with a generous dollop of ricotta mixture, a sprinkle of hazelnuts and passionfruit pulp. Serve and enjoy!



Kate Freeman

Kate Freeman is a Registered Nutritionist and the founder and managing director of The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate’s healthy eating philosophy is all about whole, fresh foods, being realistic about life and creating long term healthy eating habits. She doesn’t believe in detoxes, fad diets or quick fixes. Once you’ve finished working with Kate, you’ll be empowered to feed yourself well for the rest of you life! More about the Author

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