This is my own origional recipe and it is AWESOME !! Of Course I LOVE fresh Summer Fruit. I usually have wonderful, fresh fruit at my disposal in the Summer. I grow some and so do my friends. We have the sweetest strawberries in the nation and several strawberry farmers, blueberry farmers, peach farmers, and melon farmers. I am Blessed ! This salad is so easy made and so delicious all by itself. I don't like Winter time so I'm dreaming of Summer and this awesome salad. Indulge yourself !
1Juice Lemon and set juice aside.
In seprate small bowls:
Set toasted almonds aside
Set drained oranges aside
Set chopped Mint aside
2Open package of thawed, sweetened, strawbewrries, pour into a medium bowl and set aside.
3Wash berries and grapes, drain well, dry on paper towel, Slice strawberries. Put all these together in a medium bowl, set aside.
Peel, seed, and cut melons, and peaches as directed. Add to the berry mixture.
4In a large bowl, combine melon pieces, peaches, grapes, strawberries you sliced, (not the former frozen ones !!, blueberries,and oranges in a large bowl. Pour lemon juice over fruit and gently flip fruit to cover with juice.
5Pour the 10 oz thawed strawberries over fruit in bowl, toss to coat. This will give the fruit just enough of added sweetness.
Gently empty fruit mixture into a large pedestal glass serving bowl.
6Sprinkle top of fruit with toasted almonds. Scatter chopped mint leaves over almonds.
Gently drizzle a small stream of good quality honey back and forth across top criss crossing, leaving about a 3 inch space between drizzles. COVER WITH PLASTIC WRAP AND CHILL 2 HOURS BEFORE SERVING, giving fruit flavors time to mix.
7May serve with a spoonfull of CoolWhip if desired.
*** This is a very attractive dish in large bowl and when served. You can add other fresh fruit to suit your taste. These are my favorites.