Nothing says summer is coming like fruit salad!
The best thing about making fruit salad is that their is no right or wrong way to make it. Add fruits you like, leave out fruits you don’t like. If some fruits are in season, be sure to make those the center of your salad.
The standout “star” in this flavorful fruit salad is the addition of Cotton Candy® grapes. This newer, super sweet variety delivers a very distinctive flavor worthy of its memory-invoking name. I don’t think I have ever heard of these grapes until last week. They are so sweet, your kids won’t want anything else!
Tips about your Fruit:
For the best presentation, do not add the strawberries to the salad until right before serving. Otherwise, the lighter-colored fruits will absorb their bright red color. To prevent browning, slice and add kiwi to the bowl right before serving, as well.
Note: Cotton Candy® grapes are not a genetically modified food. Instead, their wonderful taste is the result of selective natural cross-breeding practices conducted over many years.
To Make your Salad:
- Prep time: 20 minutes, plus time to chill
- Cooking time: n/a
- Serves 6
1 c. seedless green grapes,* washed and halved
1 c. fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
¼ c. fresh pineapple juice
Zest of 1 organic lime**
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. fresh mint, finely chopped
Optional: 1 T. honey
1 c. fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
2 large fresh kiwi, peeled, halved, and sliced
*If possible, use Cotton Candy® green grapes
**zest lime before juicing
Prepare yogurt dip by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
To assemble fruit salad, combine prepared grapes, pineapple, and mango in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add pineapple juice, lime zest and juice, and mint to bowl and toss to combine.
For additional sweetness, drizzle mixture with honey.
Chill fruit mixture in refrigerator for at least one hour. Place prepared strawberries in a separate container to chill at the same time.
Once chilled, remove fruit salad and strawberries from refrigerator and add strawberries and freshly sliced kiwi to the bowl. Gently stir to combine and serve immediately with honey-yogurt dip.
For a fun twist for Valentine’s Day:
Add some raspberries, grapefruit or other favorite fruits and fill a few heart-shaped bowls. Serve up a little sweetness for your Sweetheart!
Need some fun Heart-shaped bowls for your Sweetheart?