robin's fresh fruit salad

★★★★★ 8
By Robin Hearon
from Las Vegas, NV

This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The mint and basil gives this simple dish a very tasty and pleasant surprise.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A unique and refreshing take on fruit salad. This delicious fruit salad has a mixture of sweet and tart flavors that are dressed in sugar, vanilla, chopped mint, and basil. The sugar macerates in the fruit creating a glaze. We loved the mint and basil flavor that developed. A sprinkling of coconut gives the salad a creamy flavor. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
serves 10-20
prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For robin's fresh fruit salad

  • 1 c
    fresh green seedless grapes
  • 1 c
    fresh red seedless grapes
  • 2 c
    fresh cantaloupe
  • 2 c
    fresh honeydew melon
  • 2 c
    fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3 c
    watermelon
  • 2 c
    red apples
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 oz
    fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 oz
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 oz
    shaved coconut
  • whipped cream

How To Make robin's fresh fruit salad

  • Cut apples in lemon juice.
    1
    Peel the apples and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place into a bowl of water with the juice of the lemon to keep from browning and set aside.
  • Grapes removed from stems.
    2
    Remove the grapes from the stems and set them aside.
  • Remaining fruit cut into bite-size pieces.
    3
    Cut all the remaining fruit into bite-sized pieces and place them into a large bowl.
  • Apples added to the bowl.
    4
    Drain the apples and combine all of the cut fruit.
  • Sugar, mint, basil, vanilla, and coconut added to the bowl.
    5
    Add the sugar, mint, basil, vanilla, and optional coconut. Gently toss.
  • Fruit salad ready to refridgerate.
    6
    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad in a bowl with whipped cream.
    7
    Serve in a bowl and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
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