Fresh Fruit

I’m all about making dinner a production, but sometimes, when those super easy recipes come along, there’s nothing better. With minimal effort, you can create a dish that naturally puts smiles on peoples faces, and this dish is one of those.

Fruit salad: simple enough. My belief is, the more care you take when purchasing the fruit, and the more you ponder about what flavors will best meld together, the more people will honestly appreciate it. I am so abraded by the habitual apple, grape and banana fruit salad {I mean, who really makes a b-line for that at a Summer BBQ?}, so I decided to get creative. I love grapefruit, so I used that as my “foundation fruit”, if you will. I could have added apples and grapes, but again, I wanted this one to be unique. Maybe even extraordinary.

Then, plums caught my eye – I love the juicy, sweetness of plums, and we scarcely eat them, so I got a bundle. Then, I figured we needed some berries, and with all that sourness of the grapefruit, we needed a sweet berry. So, we forewent the raspberries and grabbed some big, ripe blueberries. And finally, strawberries were in order – we had to have those. They are a favorite of the men in my household. I didn’t want to make the salad complicated, so I stuck with just those four ingredients.

I used 2 grapefruits, 5 plums, a cup of blueberries, and 2 cups of strawberries {after chopping}. I peeled the grapefruit, got as much of the meal off as possible, pulled the pieces apart, and cut them into bite size bits. Into the bowl they went. Then, I rinsed all the other tasties, and tossed in the blueberries, cut the 6 plums into little pieces, and tossed those in with the chopped strawberries. Top it off with a teaspoon of lemon juice,  and a luscious, fragrant delight awaits you.

Enjoy!

*Statistics are approximate and can be calculated on www.recipes.sparkpeople.com

PS. Check out the amounts of Vitamin C this salad has – unreal!

8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 59.7
  Total Fat 0.3 g
  Saturated Fat 0.0 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 1.5 mg
  Potassium 225.9 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
  Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
  Sugars 8.0 g
  Protein 1.0 g
  Vitamin A 6.6 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 3.4 %
  Vitamin C 86.6 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 3.2 %
  Calcium 1.8 %
  Copper 4.1 %
  Folate 4.0 %
  Iron 1.8 %
  Magnesium 3.2 %
  Manganese 9.4 %
  Niacin 2.2 %
  Pantothenic Acid     3.8 %
  Phosphorus     2.1 %
  Riboflavin 3.4 %
  Selenium 1.8 %
  Thiamin 3.6 %
  Zinc 1.0 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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