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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. http://thatbritishwoman.blogspot.com/ 

 
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.

2 comments:

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com 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.