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Stone Fruit + Melon Summer Salad 🍉🍑🍒
This fruit salad just feels like a bowl of much-needed sunshine right now. 🌞
How about a BIG BRIGHT Fruit Salad to start the New Week?!! Well here’s some inspiration for you.
A GORGEOUS fruit salad creation that will totally impress your friends & family – while satisfying all those sweet cravings at your next get-together!
With the abundance of fresh (in season!) Summer fruit is available right now, let’s have some fun with it!
Whether it’s Breakfast, Snack, or Dessert…fruit is an EXCELLENT choice.
Fruit is “nature’s candy” and besides being delicious, it has MANY nutritional benefits!
Fruit contains lots of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Fruit can boost our immune system because many fruits are very high in vitamin C. Our body doesn’t store vitamin C, so we need to eat vitamin C rich foods every single day.
You can substitute any fruit you may have on hand, just use this recipe for inspiration.
Children (and adults) are eating more processed foods than ever. Many days kids skip fruit entirely because they’re reaching for, and filling up on the processed cereals or “fruit” flavored snacks instead.
The truth is, if we take the time to prepare, chop, and serve fresh fruits at mealtimes, then we’re all much more likely to actually eat them.
Chop up a big bowl of fruit at breakfast time, then keep the leftovers easily accessible in the fridge for your family to snack on throughout the day. They will eat it because it’s ready and convenient!
This fruit salad also makes a beautiful dish to bring to parties or Summer BBQs.
🍋 ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice from actual fresh citrus. Bottled lemon/lime juice from the store will likely give your fruit salad a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.
Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh lemons or limes?
Of course, we do!
Here’s a quick trick:
On your counter or a cutting board, press and roll the citrus back and forth very firmly with your hands.
The rolling loosens and breaks down some of the citrus membranes and makes the outside a little more pliable. This makes it easier to squeeze which also means you’ll likely get more juice from your squeeze.
Let me know how this works for you!
- 2 cups ripe watermelon, chopped
- 4 ripe apricots, pits removed
- 1 cup cherries, pits removed
- 3 peaches, pit removed
- 1 cup honeydew or cantaloupe, chopped
- 4 plums, pit removed
- 3 Tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsps raw honey
- zest from 1 or 2 fresh lemons
- fresh mint leaves
Chop the fruit into smaller pieces so that everything is similar in size.
Place all fruit in a bowl.
In a small mixing bowl or jar, whisk together lemon juice, honey, and zest.
Drizzle over your fruit and toss gently to coat.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour to cool.
Add mint leaves if desired.