When I was little and still living in New Jersey, my grandparents used to take us to pick strawberries on those humid summer days. We would make fruit salads, desserts or just eat those succulent berries all by themselves. Ahhh the good old days.
I pulled this recipe from one of my favorite down-to-earth chefs – Ree Drummond 9aka the Pioneer Woman). I realize she makes hearty, cowboy recipes that aren’t exactly the healthiest things to put in our bodies, but she will throw in a salad or fruit dish every now and then.
Her recipe calls for a sugar and water mixture to sweeten the recipe up, but I just like to use to some freshly-squeezed orange juice to kick up the antioxidants and Vitamin C levels.
This dish would make a great dessert or side dish as any BBQ. In fact, I’m eating it right now for breakfast!
Pretty Fruit Salad:
- 1 green apple, cubed
- 1 pint of strawberries, chopped
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 2 kiwis, peeled and chopped
- 1 orange, juiced
- A couple of mint leaves, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together. Refrigerate until cold and serve. Great as leftovers!