Monday, August 9, 2010

Fruit salad - a continuing topic ....

Last week a fellow blogger, Gill, put up a post about a fresh fruit salad she had made and it looked delicious. 

Gill extolled the virtues of Blueberries, however, my comment was that at $4.50AUS for 100gms I found them too expensive and that I tended to use cheaper fruit in season. Well our supermarket had blueberries on 'special' so I purchased a punnet and made up my fruit salad.

I used:
  1. a generous slice of rock melon ( orange fleshed cantaloupe) chopped
  2. 5 large strawberries, chopped
  3. 50gm of fresh blueberries
  4. half a large Valencia orange, quartered, peeled and chopped
  5. the pulp of one passion fruit
  6. half a teaspoon of white sugar
  7. a generous splash of lime juice

Add fruit in layers to a large bowl as prepared, sprinkle with sugar and squirt the splash of lime juice over the top (lemon juice can be substituted) and mix gently with a large spoon. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
This amount, if kept chilled, is enough to last me three days. I don't keep it much longer than that as its so easy to make a fresh batch from fruit at hand.
If you find using lime or lemon juice makes the fruit too tart you may omit the juice entirely if you wish. I like the tartness of the citrus juice. When the tropical fruits become available - mango, paw paw, etc - I use those as well but find the keeping time  is minimal and prefer to make it fresh each day.


John Gray said...

looks delicious.....

ps didnt get your email!!!

John said...

Okay - will check where i sent it to - and ye, it is delicious and really light and refreshing, nice before going to sleep following a long night.