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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Easy Homemade Fruit Salad Recipe

Over the weekend I decided to throw together a fruit salad with what I had on hand and I must say...it came out delicious! This recipe uses canned fruits along with some fresh fruits.

Easy Homemade Fruit Salad Recipe


1 large can of fruit cocktail with juice
1/2 of a small watermelon
3 large bananas, sliced
1 small kiwi, sliced
2 large peaches, chopped (skins removed)
8 medium strawberries, sliced
2 cups of chopped cantaloupe
1 small kiwi, chopped

I took 1 cup of chopped watermelon and ran it through my blender to make watermelon juice. I then drained the juice from the canned fruit cocktail into a bowl and added the watermelon juice to that to make my own syrup. The remainder of the watermelon (about 2 cups of chunks) got stirred into the syrup along with the fruit cocktail, sliced bananas, chopped peaches, chopped cantaloupe and the kiwi. I then refrigerated it for 2 hours in my Tupperware bowl.

You can basically throw together any canned or fresh fruits that you have. What I liked about this recipe was that I made my own syrup (juice) by blending down some fresh watermelon.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Thanks for stopping by Shelly! I'm always looking for a way to incorporate more fruit in our diet and this salad looks fab! Let me know how you guys like the chicken.