Summer Salad

22 Jul

My family and I are active locavores, which means that we try to eat only locally grown food. Obviously there are some exceptions, like my dad won’t go without his morning coffee, and I won’t give up bananas. One of the best parts of eating locally, is that you end up eating seasonally as well. For me, one of the best parts of summer is the seasonal fruit. This summer salad combines five of my favorite summer fruits and whenever I taste it, it feels like summer. I made this for the kids I babysit and they loved it! These kids were not particularly fans of fruit, but they could not get enough of this salad. It takes little to no time, makes plenty to share, and it is a big favorite. This salad is a great side dish for almost anything. I like to pair it with a turkey sandwich and baked chips.

Ingredients:
½ Watermelon
2 Cups Raspberries
2 Cups Blueberries
2 Cups Blackberries
2 Cups Strawberries

Method:
1. Using a sharp knife slice the watermelon in cubes.
2. Wash and dry the berries, then check for any rotten berries.
3. Chill the salad until time to enjoy.
Serves 6 -7

*SUBSTITUTION
Honeydew for Watermelon
Any berries for grapes, oranges, or pineapple
-Any berry can be taken out without substitution-

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3 Responses to “Summer Salad”

  1. skinink July 23, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    Hey ! I love this recipe. It’s easy to make and looks great. These are good ideas for mothers to make, and fun for kids and convenient when needing ideas for providing for a group. Keep ’em coming !

  2. musicalivekpop July 23, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    OMO~~~the picture looks sooo tasty<3
    me myself a total fruit lover and this post got my full attention!!
    did you take this picture? You have good photography skills 🙂
    btw, i'll try making this when i get back to taiwan

    probably i can ask you questions about the making! XDXD

  3. Sara Dalyss August 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi Mary! What a wonderful blog! But, you haven’t posted in a while, why? What a great idea to carve your watermelon out and have it serve as a bowl. Keep up the good work. Will check sometime next week to see if you posted again. Bye!

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