Fruit Salad Basket

Rev BJ Friley

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@RevBJFriley

Good Idea: Use the fruit salad to create colorful ice cubes. Serve them with fruit punch or lemonade for a cool treat.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
18
Prep:
45 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

FOR THE FRUIT SALAD

1 large
watermelon (about 15 pounds)
2
cantaloupe melons
2
honeydew melons
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
fresh lime juice
1/4 c
fresh lemon juice
2 tsp
grated lime peel
3 c
sliced fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
2 c
black or red seedless grapes, washed and halved

SPECIAL AIDS

water-soluble marker
melon baller
vegetable peeler

Step-By-Step

1CARVING THE BASKET: Lay a dampened dish towel on a counter or table and place melon on top to prevent it from rolling.
2With a water-soluble marker, draw outline of basket onto melon, making sure the handle is at least 1 1/4 inches wide.
3Using a large sharp knife, carefully cut melon along marker line.
4Remove excess rind and set aside. With a melon baller, scoop out all the watermelon flesh and place in a large glass or ceramic bowl; set aside.
5With a vegetable peeler, even out scalloped edges of watermelon. Cover watermelon basket with clear plastic wrap and set aside.
6MAKING THE FRUIT SALAD: With a melon baller, scoop out flesh from cantaloupes and honeydews.
7In a large bowl, combine sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and lime peel. Stir well.
8Add all melon balls, strawberries and grapes; toss to combine. Allow fruit to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
9Just before serving, transfer fruit salad to watermelon basket.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American