Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pineapple Fruit Salad Boat

This fruit salad is a lot of fun, it uses a pineapple cut in half as a serving dish - for some reason this makes all the children I know a lot more likely to eat it! You can use any favorite fruit salad you make, or try this simple recipe. I always strive not to use under ripe fruit, use less variety if necessary

Pineapple Boat Fruit Salad

  • 1 large pineapple, carefully cut in half lengthwise and flesh scooped out, diced, core discarded
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 2 cups blue berries
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into 1/4" rings, then quartered
  • 2 mangos (ripe please, or don't use) peeled and diced, large flat pit removed
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, packed in juice, drained
  • 1 cup green grapes, sliced in half
  • handful of fresh mint chopped fine with some clusters of leaves for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lime

Combine all fruit in a large bowl and toss gently to coat, add chopped mint. Drizzle with juice of a lime if desired. Scoop into pineapple boats and garnish with fresh mint sprigs. Store leftover fruit salad in covered bowl in fridge.

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