With the 4th of July around the corner we tend to spend more time outside eating cooling foods and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Fruit salads are a perfect side to any outdoor menu item you may have and since fruit is at is peak right now it will taste amazing and look impressive, even if you have no cooking skills at all!
I try and buy organic if I can like the strawberries and grapes and then I use what ever other frozen fruit looks/tastes good along with some freshly cut bananas. This can make for some slightly deflated blueberries but as the frozen fruit melts it helps to keep the whole salad cold and gives off some nice juices that mix well with the whole salad. Of course there are many different ways to make a fruit salad you could mix in some kiwi for beautiful color or add some cantaloupe and honeydew melons for a new look and flavor mixture. You just need to mix together the fruits you love best.
This is a salad you can always be proud of because you know it is going to be healthy for your whole family. This is a nice side to Black Bean Veggie Burgers because it is just sweet enough to satisfy the sweet tooth you get after dinner.
Makes: approx 5 cups
1 pint Strawberries
1 cup Grapes, sliced in half
1/2 cup Peaches, sliced
1/2 cup raspberries,
1/2 cup Blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sweetener (if desired-takes away any tartness of fruit)
1 Tablespoon water
Wash and chop all the fruit and put into a bowl.
Mix together the lemon juice, sweetener, and water and pour over the fruit salad and toss. Chill or serve right away and ENJOY! EASY right!!