With the change of seasons, I prepare things that move outdoors well. My insanity continues to the outside world where it is me and my two grills and lots of hungry sisters and children. This makes a large fruit salad, but by the end of the day, it is gone. I leave a stack of plastic cups on the table so the kiddies can help themselves while the adults relax until I squirt them with my water pistol… which the kids love. Of course at the end of the day, I have found grapes floating in the pool and an odd piece of discarded fruit but it is a big hit.
You can fancy this up when serving for a more formal get together by setting individual dishes and garnish with a mint sprig.
You will need:
- 1 Large bowl
- 1 Medium Bowl
- 1 cutting board
- 1 great knife
You can add or subtract any fruit according to your taste
Fruit Salad with Topping
- Pineapple, peeled and sliced into rings
- 3 Oranges, with or without the rind, sliced thin
- 3 Apples, with or without peel, cored and diced
- 1 Cantaloupe , peeled and seeded, cubed
- 1 Honeydew Melon, peeled and seeded, cubed
- 1 Watermelon Wedge, taken off rind, cubed
- 2 Cups of Grapes (mix red and green)
- 1 Pint Strawberries, cut in half
- 1/2 Cup Raspberries
- 3 Bananas sliced thin.
- 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
- 3/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
- 6 Mint Sprigs
- Mix all of the above in a large bowl,
- Garnish with mint sprigs
- Cover and set in refrigerator until ready to serve
- 2 Cups Plain Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
Some things are so simple that we tend to overlook them. Paula's fruit salad is one of them. Simple, easy, healthy and yummy. If you use the optional topping with the yogurt the salad becomes "dairy". If you leave out the yogurt it makes a great salad to serve anywhere at anytime. Paula gets a one for difficulty. She did it!