- 1 seedless baby watermelon
- 15 grapes halved
- 10 cherries halved and pitted
- handful of blueberries
- 7 strawberries sliced
- handful of mint
- 1 lime
one of my favorite things about summer is fruit.
peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, plums and apricots of all colors and shapes…i could go on and on. i could, but i wont. if your anything like me you have your favorites, and right about now, there is peach juice dripping down your arm (right?).
i don’t make fruit salads often. i really don’t, and it’s not because it would just sit around, it’s more like i never get the chance because as soon as i turn around all the fruit is gone.
this weekend i got that chance. my father-in-law turned 70, we had a party. i purchased fruit and hid it. i had a plan and no one was going to mess with it. i hid the watermelon in the garage, the grapes in my cheese drawer and the strawberries in my extra fridge. it was the only way. the only way.
i looked at my watermelon bowl (which is easy to make by the way) and i thought about other ingredients. i had all the fruit but what about mint? and fresh lime juice? now that is a great combination don’t ya think?
so easy to make, and something different at the same time. the combination of mint and lime with cold summer fruits…amazing, refreshing and just plain good.
make it for kids, for a party…or just yourself, cause you deserve it.
summer fruit salad with mint and lime
to make a watermelon bowl with a baby watermelon slice top of watermelon off. scoop watermelon out with a melon baller or just use a knife or spoon (an ice cream scooper works well too). slice a small section of the bottom off carefully just so it hold straight up.
- to a bowl, cut and mix half the watermelon (cut into small chunks), sliced strawberries, halved grapes, whole blueberries and cherries.
- mince mint and toss with fruit.
- juice half a lime and pour over fruit. spoon into watermelon bowl and mix.
- place in fridge and let it sit for about an hour. serve and enjoy.