Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

Robin Hearon Recipe

By Robin Hearon RobinHearon

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.


Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves:
10-20
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

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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!

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Ingredients

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
watermelon
2 c
red apples
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 c
sugar
1 oz
Fresh mint chopped
1 oz
Fresh Basil chopped
2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 oz
shaved coconut
whipped cream
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
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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  • Comments

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    laura sebastian kentuckygrandma - Apr 22, 2010
    I can't wait to try this, it sounds absoutely delicious
    laura
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    Judy Sprague Judy - Jun 15, 2010
    We are planning vacation as a family in a few weeks and I have been on the lookout for ideas using fresh fruit as a side dish instead of the traditional potatoes made everyway. This sounds really good and I will be trying it.
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    Paul Bushay chefbunyan - Jun 15, 2010
    Hi Robin!

    I make a fruit salad that's similar to yours only I add 2 cups of sour cream and no coconut
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    Robin Hearon RobinHearon - Jun 15, 2010
    Hi Paul, by adding the sour cream that would be Ambrosia.
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    Paul Bushay chefbunyan - Jun 15, 2010
    Ah yes, so it would be! Been along time since I've made any!