Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! It was gorgeous here in Lima... we took advantage of the beautiful weather and had several friends and family over for a big cook-out. We had some family come in from out of town, and on Saturday morning, I whipped up a big bowl of Mojito Fruit Salad
The inspiration for this recipe came from a little date night last week with my husband. We celebrated our 4th anniversary with dinner at the Met (a local restaurant/wine bar in Lima). We are expecting our first child in November, so this was our last anniversary just the two of us! I toasted with a specialty drink - a non-alcoholic blueberry mojito. Man, it was so
good! Blueberries, lime, mint... very refreshing for the summer season.
I thought the flavors would work well in a summer fruit salad, so I did some searching online and got to work. This fruit salad combines your favorite summer fruits with chopped fresh mint, and a sweet lime glaze. So juicy and fresh!
I used watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, but you could sub in whatever's in season. (Peaches would be really good!)
Add in some diced fresh mint, and a simple glaze made of lime juice and powdered. That's it! It's got that extra zing that a typical summer fruit bowl doesn't have. Enjoy!
Mojito Fruit Salad (Non-alcoholic)
Yield: 8-10 servings
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 1-lb package strawberries, quartered
- 1 pint blueberries
- 6-oz package raspberries
- 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Combine all fruit in a bowl with chopped fresh mint. Whisk together lime juice and powdered sugar; pour over fruit and mix to combine. Serve cold.
Source: Iowa Girl Eats