Refreshing…Fruit Salad

When it starts picnic season I start looking for healthy salads and easy throw together dishes to take to the family functions.  This one takes a few minutes to chop, but it’s well worth it!  My bigger problem while chopping wasn’t the time that it took, but keeping little fingers out of it.  My lil rascals love fresh pineapple and kiwi….No fatty dressings, just fresh squeezed lime juice and chopped mint.

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  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 5 kiwis, thinly sliced
  • 1 honeydew melon, diced
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 lb green seedless grapes
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, diced
Juice the 2 limes, add the chopped fresh mint and set aside.
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Peel and thinly slice the kiwis.  Cut up the pineapple and honeydew melon.  Wash and slice the grapes in half.   Dice the apples – last, the longer they sit the darker they get.  I have squeezed a fresh lemon over these before just to keep them from turning brown.  Be sure to cut all of your fruit into small bite sized pieces.  Once all of your fruit is ready pour the lime/mint mixture all over your fruit and lightly toss to combine everything together.  It’s better if refrigerated for one hour prior to serving.
Some call it a “Mojito” salad, I just call it GOOD!  I do think that it would be perfect for a St. Patty’s Day event….

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