Day 5 – Mojito Fruit Salad

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I’ve been told to eat a lot of fruit. Thankfully I love fruit, so that’s not really a problem, the only problem was that I had a giant watermelon in my fridge that was taking up way too much space.

Before I started on this diet, one of my last meals was a yummy brunch at one of our favorite local spots, Vintage 95 in Chandler. They offered a fruit salad as a side option, it was so good that I ate more fruit than anything else on my plate. Since I had to do something with the giant watermelon, I figured why not make that delicious salad. Here’s what I came up with:

Mojito Fruit Salad

  • 1/4 of a large seedless watermelon (around 3 cups)
  • 10 organic strawberries
  • 1/3 of a sweet pineapple
  • 3 organic persian cucumbers
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 3 T raw honey
  • 2 – 3 T fresh mint – chopped

Directions

Chop all of the fruit (and the cucumber) into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl. Whisk the last 4 ingredients in a small bowl until smooth, then pour over the fruit. Mix well and serve. Best eaten within 1 day. Serves 8. (or 2 if you eat it all day like I did)

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It was reaaaaalllly good. Almost exactly like what we’d eaten at the restaurant. The cucumbers give the salad a really nice crunch, and also add a pretty color to the mix. We have fresh mint growing in our kitchen so this was a perfect dish to utilize some of the excess. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and refreshing, I highly recommend this salad over ice cream, I guarantee you will feel much better afterwards 🙂

 

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