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Fruit Salad Basket
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FOR THE FRUIT SALAD
watermelon (about 15 pounds)
sliced fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
black or red seedless grapes, washed and halved
How to Make Fruit Salad Basket
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.
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