Fruit Salad Basket

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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

How to Make Fruit Salad Basket

Step-by-Step

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Fruit Salad Basket

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



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