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magical summer fresh fruit salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jewel Hall
Cullman, AL

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 !

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For magical summer fresh fruit salad

  • 1/2
    athena cantalope, peeled, seeded, and cut into one inch chunks
  • 2 c
    red meated watermelon, seeded and cut into medium chunks
  • 2 c
    fresh red seedless grapes
  • 1 c
    fresh green seedless grapes
  • 2-3 c
    fresh blueberries
  • 3
    fresh and sweet peaches, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 lg
    can, mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 c
    fresh and sweet, sliced strawberries
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 c
    slivered almonds, toasted and set aside
  • 10 oz
    package of frozen, sweetened, sliced, strawberries, thawed and set aside
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • drizzle of honey

How To Make magical summer fresh fruit salad

  • 1
    Juice Lemon and set juice aside. In seprate small bowls: Set toasted almonds aside Set drained oranges aside Set chopped Mint aside
  • 2
    Open package of thawed, sweetened, strawbewrries, pour into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    Wash 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.
  • 4
    In 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.
  • 5
    Pour 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.
  • 6
    Sprinkle 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.
  • 7
    May 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.