Monday, June 8, 2015

Fruit Salad


 I can make a fruit salad my entire dinner.  I love pineapple, mangoes and strawberries. Of course, you can add any of your favorite fruits to the salad.  Grapes would have been good too if I had them at home.  The only fruit that I am not that crazy about in fruit salad are bananas.  They always overpower all the other flavors, get mushy and brown.  If you are crazy about bananas, then I suggest you add them in at the last moment into each person's bowl. 

I simply added orange juice to keep everything well marinated and delicious.  The orange juice in fruit salad reminds me of a lady that I used to babysit for in the 80's.  Yes... that long ago.   

She made me a bowl of fruit salad to snack on while she and her husband went out for the night and I looked after their baby.    She added a lot of orange juice (seemed like half a carton of juice) and all the fruit was kind of floating around it in it.  I first thought it looked weird... but it was really delicious.  

So now I like to add a little orange juice to my fruit salads too.  This one is for you Mrs. Robinson! 

1 cleaned and cored pineapple cut into chunks
2 mangoes cut into dice (see note)
1 lb of strawberries hulled and cut into pieces
1 pint blueberries 
1/4 cup fresh or carton orange juice (not from concentrate)
1-2 Tbs honey (optional) if you like sweeter salads

Wash and cut all fruit as needed.  Add orange juice and toss.  Serve immediately or refrigerate.


To easily dice mango, cut side off the seed.  

Score with small pairing knife in a crosshatch pattern. 

Flip the skin inside out and take the pairing knife to carefully cute off the scored pieces of mango into the bowl. 

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  1. I totally agree---who needs dinner when you have a huge fresh fruit salad?! Yup, skip the banans and load up on berries, pineapple and mangoes---perfect.

  2. I love a good fruit salad, especially in the summer! Love the idea of adding orange juice!

  3. I could eat this to my heart's content without feeling guilty!

  4. Nice story. I love those fruits as well...most all of them really. I do usually have 1 fruit a day.

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