Eat a Rainbow: Fresh Fruit Salad

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  • I went to a cook out at a buddies house over the weekend which gave me the perfect excuse to do my second post of my Eat a Rainbow project. I wanted to do something sweet and pretty, so what was better to use than fresh fruit? I was like a kid in a candy store when I went to buy all the fruit because for some reason, I always seem to buy the same stuff. Not this time! I even got more than one fruit for some of the colors.

    Fresh Fruit Salad

    To make my rainbow I used:
    Red: Strawberries, Apples
    Orange: Papaya, Peaches
    Yellow: Pineapple
    Green: Kiwi, Grapes
    Blue: Blueberries
    Purple: Blackberries
    Extras: Orange juice, Lime Juice, Mint

    There wasn’t much to do but cut all the fruit. I’m not exactly sure of all the measurements, but I have a pretty good idea. 

    Fresh Fruit Salad
    2 pints strawberries, quartered
    2 red apples, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1/2 large papaya, cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 peaches, cut into 1 inch pieces
    1/2 pineapple, cut into 1 inch pieces
    4 kiwis, sliced
    1/2 lb green grapes
    1 pint blueberries
    1 1/2 pints blackberries
    Juice and zest from 1 orange
    Juice and zest from 2 limes
    Mint leaves to garnish
    Wash and cut all fruit. Gently mix together. Top with juice and zest; gently stir to combine. Top with mint. Refrigerate until use. (The juice from the orange and lime were used so the fruit did not brown).
    I actually split this up into 2 medium-large bowls.

    I froze the leftovers and I’m really excited to try some new smoothies-especially a tropical one! :) Yum!
    What’s your favorite fresh fruit?