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Brighten Up Your Weekend With These Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes!

Fruit salad can brighten up any day especially during spring and summer! Make your fruit salad extra special by ditching that can of fruit cocktail and using an all-fresh line up of fruits for your treat.

 

Fruit Salad with Sweet Lime Dressing (Valerie's Kitchen)

This Fruit Salad with Sweet Lime Dressing recipe from Valerie's Kitchen is a special treat if you like the flavor combo of fresh fruits and a minty lime dressing. This recipe calls for five fruits - strawberries, blueberries, green grapes, champagne mango and kiwi. This combination offers a colorful fruity combination that is easy on the eyes as well as the taste buds!  

"A beautiful addition to your spring or summer menu. Suitable for everything from Sunday brunch to an elegant evening gathering."
Ingredients:
For the fruit salad you'll need approximately 1 heaping cup of each of the following:
Strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Green Grapes, cut in half
  • Champagne (Ataulfo) Mangoes (2 or 3), peeled and chopped
  • Kiwi (4 or 5), peeled and thickly sliced

Sweet Lime Dressing:

  • 1 lime, juiced (approximately 2 or more tablespoons fresh lime juice)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Chopped fresh mint for garnish

via Fruit Salad with Sweet Lime Dressing (Valerie's Kitchen)

 

Fresh Fruit Salad (This Gal Cooks)

This Gal Cooks has a great idea for a healthy snack that you can eat on the go, or have if you don't have much time to prepare a snack during the day. The Fresh Fruit Salad recipe calls for chopped up watermelon, banana, honey mango and strawberries all drizzled with fresh lemon juice in a mason jar for a quick snack any time of the day. 

"Take them to work with you. End your relationship with the evil snack box. Turn snacking on the pounds into snacking on the healthy.
Ingredients:

  • 1 C watermelon, diced
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 honey mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 C sliced strawberries

via Fresh Fruit Salad (This Gal Cooks)

 

Simple 5 Ingredient Fruit Salad (Grounded & Surrounded)

Grounded & Surrounded takes fresh fruit salad to the next level. Their recipe called Simple 5 Ingredient Fruit Salad is a medley of fresh colors, shapes and textures made of watermelon, cantaloupe, green grapes, blueberries and pineapple chunks! This is a nice fresh addition to a weekend barbecue, or even a fun healthy snack.

"Whether you signed up to bring fruit to a summer BBQ or just want a bowl in the fridge to snack on all week you need to try this easy recipe. Make ahead for your next party because it feeds a crowd! "
Ingredients:

  • 6 cups watermelon, cubed (1/2 watermelon)
  • 4 cups canteloupe, cubed
  • 4 cups green grapes, washed
  • 2 cups blueberries, washed
  • 2 20 oz cans pineapple chunks (drained) or 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks

via Simple 5 Ingredient Fruit Salad (Grounded & Surrounded)

 

Ludy's Kitchen Healthy Tip:

Be sure to store your fruits correctly to maintain their freshness before eating them. Though most fruits should be kept in the fridge, fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe are best kept out on the counter if they haven't been sliced open yet.

 



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