Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

Robin Hearon Recipe

By Robin Hearon RobinHearon

1 Hr
No-Cook or Other

This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The mint and basil gives this simple dish a very tasty and pleasant surprise.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Several years ago I had a delicious fruit salad at a bed & breakfast I was staying it. It was so good, in fact, that I've been trying to replicate it on my own ever since! Well, to my great thrill this one has done it! I love the addition of mint in this salad, and after it marinates for a while it is even better. Fabulous!

[Read more about this recipe in Janet's Notebook!]


1 c
Fresh green seedless grapes
1 c
Fresh red seedless grapes
2 c
Fresh cantaloupe
2 c
Fresh honeydew melon
2 c
pineapple chunks, fresh
3 c
2 c
red apples
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c
1 oz
Fresh mint chopped
1 oz
Fresh Basil chopped
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 oz
shaved coconut
whipped cream

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel the apples, cut into bite sized pieces and place into a bowl of water with the juice of the lemon to keep from browning and set aside.

Remove the grapes from the stems and set aside.

Cut all the remaining fruit into bite sized pieces and place into a large bowl.

Drain the apples, combine all of the cut fruit, add the sugar, mint, basil, vanilla and optional coconut and gently toss.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Serve in a bowl and top with a dollop of whipped cream

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides, Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Brunch

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Lara Gallagher LadyAmalthea44
Jun 25, 2014
Oh so yummy!!! I usually try to make a recipe as written the first time, but I was out of regular basil. ;) So I used purple sweet Italian basil cuz it grows everywhere! LOL! I also added a little fresh lemon balm. We also omitted the sugar. I did unsweetened flaked coconut too. We're taking it with us on a road trip tomorrow, so I expect the flavors will be even more amazing tomorrow! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
Lara Gallagher LadyAmalthea44
Jun 25, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
char hoeltzer choeltzer
Jun 22, 2014
Love fruit salad am going to try it this week
ginny lande ginnylande
Jun 21, 2014
Changing the subject a little, I just roasted a Kabocha squash....the difficult part was cutting. I had to get help from my husband. The thing is hard as nails.

Cut the squash in inch cubes leaving the skin on. Soaked in a bowl with lemon infused olive oil

Roasted in the oven at 350 until it was tender (roughly an hour or less, stirring every once in a while)....with chervil, tarragon, rosemary, rock salt and pepper.

OMG.....soooooo good
Robin Hearon RobinHearon
Jun 21, 2014
Thank you so much!