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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.

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

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

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