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Weekend one is done - my sister and family are back home, my dad is back in Illinois for work and it is just the three amigos - my mom, brother and myself. (Until my grandma comes up for a few days that is.) I am grateful to be able to stay up the entire week. So often do we go on a quick weekend getaway and before you know it, the weekend is over and it is time to go back to work. It is going to be nice to have the chance to unwind and relax. With a pile of books and magazines, my typewriter in tow, and the lake a few hundred feet away, chances are it is going to be a great week.
My sister sent me this recipe via Pinterest the other week and I quickly pinned it to my food + beverages board. I have the tendency to pin like crazy but not always follow through on trying the recipes I find. Part of this may be I read a lot of cooking blogs and cookbooks and prefer pulling inspiration from those avenues. But when I saw this recipe, I knew it'd be a hit at our 4th of July party.
Fruit salads are a summer classic. No matter what summer party you attend - there is sure to be a fruit salad sitting at the buffet. They've been done time and time again. Some may say not to touch a classic. My opinion? Turn the status quo upside down and make it your own. This salad is easy to make and refreshing on a hot summer day. It will last a few days in the refrigerator, but be sure to drain it of any juices that accumulate in the bowl.
The mint and lime juice in the salad add an extra kick of flavor to this dish that make to soar about the normal. My nieces were hesitant at first of the green stuff (the mint), but once tried it, couldn't stop devouring the berries.
Do you have any variations of a classic fruit salad that you love?
Mojito Fruit Salad Recipes from Iowa Girl Eats
Ingredients: 4 cups chopped watermelon 1 lb strawberries, chopped 6 oz raspberries 6 oz blueberries 1/4 cup packed mint, chopped (NOT 1/4 cup chopped mint) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes) 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- Add watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint in a large bowl.
- Stir together lime juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl then pour over fruit and berries.
- Gently toss with a spatula then let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the natural juices in the fruit to start coming out.