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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eat a Rainbow: Fresh Fruit Salad

I went to a cook out at a buddies house over the weekend which gave me the perfect excuse to do my second post of my Eat a Rainbow project. I wanted to do something sweet and pretty, so what was better to use than fresh fruit? I was like a kid in a candy store when I went to buy all the fruit because for some reason, I always seem to buy the same stuff. Not this time! I even got more than one fruit for some of the colors.

Fresh Fruit Salad

To make my rainbow I used:
Red: Strawberries, Apples
Orange: Papaya, Peaches
Yellow: Pineapple
Green: Kiwi, Grapes
Blue: Blueberries
Purple: Blackberries
Extras: Orange juice, Lime Juice, Mint

There wasn't much to do but cut all the fruit. I'm not exactly sure of all the measurements, but I have a pretty good idea. 

Fresh Fruit Salad
2 pints strawberries, quartered
2 red apples, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 large papaya, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 peaches, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 pineapple, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 kiwis, sliced
1/2 lb green grapes
1 pint blueberries
1 1/2 pints blackberries
Juice and zest from 1 orange
Juice and zest from 2 limes
Mint leaves to garnish

Wash and cut all fruit. Gently mix together. Top with juice and zest; gently stir to combine. Top with mint. Refrigerate until use. (The juice from the orange and lime were used so the fruit did not brown).

I actually split this up into 2 medium-large bowls.

I froze the leftovers and I'm really excited to try some new smoothies-especially a tropical one! :) Yum!

What's your favorite fresh fruit?

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