Refreshing Lime and Mint Fruit Salad

DSC_0162Some friends invited us to a cookout yesterday which was the perfect opportunity to bring one of my favorite fruit salads, a bright combination of berries, watermelon, lime juice and fresh mint.  I like this one because it is pretty easy to put together, the only hands-on time required is to cut the strawberries and watermelonl.  The combination of mint and lime is so refreshing in the heat, reminiscent of one of my favorites summer cocktails: the mojito. In fact, adding some rum to the lime juice before pouring over the salad would be great if you’re having a grown-up BBQ this July 4.  This recipe is number twenty-seven in my countdown of thirty recipes to make for your Fourth of July cookout. Only three more to go and you can find all the previous ones here.

What to buy (serves a crowd):

  • 4 cups watermelon, chopped into bite-size pieces (1 small to medium size seedless watermelon)
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 6 ounces raspberries  (1 small clamshell)
  • 6 ounces blueberries (1 small clamshell)
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped if the leaves are large (my plant is producing really small leaves so I left as is)
  • juice from 1-2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

What to do:

  • add watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and mint to a large bowl
  • stir together lime juice and sugar in a small bowl then pour over fruit
  • lightly toss and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve
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