Summer Fruit Salad

Leah Stacey Recipe

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

15 Min

This salad has all my favorite fruit wrapped up in one dish. The mint gives it that extra refreshing taste.

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3 c
watermelon, cubed
2 c
fresh pineapple, cubed
1 1/2 c
1 c
strawberries, quatered
1 pkg
watermelon jello (small 3oz)
of a 16 oz container of coolwhip
1 tsp
fresh mint, chopped
1/4 c
water, boiled

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut up watermelon and pineapple into bite size pieces.
cut off the strawberry stems and cut them into quarters.
Place all the fruit into a large bowl and set aside
boil the water, remove from the stove and add watermelon jello mix. Mix till it is dissolved.
scoop out about 3/4 of the Coolwhip from the container into a separate bowl. Fold in the dissolved jello, until all has been incorporated.
Chop up the mint leaves finely and mix in with the Coolwhip.
Place the Coolwhip mixture into the large fruit bowl and fold in with all the fruit. Chill till ready to use.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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Mar 20, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: SALADS
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Mar 28, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jul 27, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion groups: CHATTERBOX Cranberry and Blueberry Lovers United
Betty Casebeer LiddyGus
Aug 5, 2014
What size box of jello do you use?
Peg Barker scrapgran
Aug 5, 2014
Don't you have to let the jello cool before adding it to the Cool Whip? I would think if it's hot, it will melt the Cool Whip?
Stacey Hunt ladybugaprons
Aug 8, 2014
Peg Barker...I agree. I reread the recipe several times, going back line by line. There are several errors I believe...the first saying to cut up the fruit (But where are you supposed to put it right then?).
Then a few steps later saying to put the cut up fruit into a large bowl. Then next, the instruction you noticed with the jello, but how big a box of the jello to begin with, then what to do with the hot jello instead of pouring it hot on top of the Cool Whip.
Then she said to put the fruit into the large bowl in step 3. But then at the end of the recipe said to place all the fruit into the bowl and fold it when there was already the fruit placed in there in step 3.
I just realized that my comments wound up being longer than her recipe...but I hope the corrections I listed will be helpful.
It looks good in the picture, but how do we make it? Please repair the recipe, thanks!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Aug 9, 2014
Peg and Stacy I'm here to help you with your concerns on this recipe.
1st concern: I have fixed the jello box size. Thanks for pointing that out. Yes, you will pour the hot jello onto the cool whip. I know you are concerned with it melting but it is supposed to be a little thin but will thicken up as it chills in the fridge. 2nd concern: I assumed people would put the fruit in the large bowl that I talk about in step 3. In the ingredient list I wrote chopped next to the ingredient itself. I didn't necessarily have to put that in the instructions but I did. I guess you want me to put in step one to get out large bowl and place on counter then begin chopping the fruit? The last concern. You read the recipe wrong. The fruit is still in the large bowl you are folding in the Coolwhip that you mixed from a serrate bowl into the large fruit bowl. Please re read the recipe. Thanks!
Stacey Hunt ladybugaprons
Aug 10, 2014
Hi Cooking Maven, I understand the recipe better now, so will be making it tomorrow afternoon for dinner. Our area is supposed to hit 90+ then 100+ Tuesday, so I will have a cool side dish to pull out. Do you have your own mint bush, if not, do you buy it in the produce section in with the pre-pkg. herbs? If I buy mint, I think that calls for brewing fresh iced tea to have a treat since I hardly buy it but it sounds really good!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Aug 10, 2014
Stacey I'm glad you understand it better now. I usually just buy my mint in the prepackaged herb section since that isn't an herb I use enough to grow myself. This will def be a refreshing dish to serve. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know how it turns out.