Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

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Robin Hearon

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@RobinHearon

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.

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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! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 8 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-20
Prep:
1 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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.
  2. Remove the grapes from the stems and set them aside.
  3. Cut all the remaining fruit into bite-sized pieces and place them into a large bowl.
  4. Drain the apples and combine all of the cut fruit.
  5. Add the sugar, mint, basil, vanilla, and optional coconut. Gently toss.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  7. Serve in a bowl and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

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About Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides Fruit Salads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: All-Star Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #Brunch #Fruit Salad



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