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July 4, 2013 / Leslie

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all my American readers that are celebrating the 4th of July holiday. I’ll be hosting a small family gathering today at my house. The weather is great and we will be outdoors relaxing and grilling burgers. And since I didn’t write anything special for today, I’m re-posting one of my favorite summertime side dishes, a fresh fruit salad.

Fruit Salad

With all the wonderful summer fruit now available at the markets, a fruit salad is a great dish to serve at get togethers and picnics. I find certain combinations of fruit behave better together than others.

Summer Fruit Salad


• ½ small seedless watermelon
• ½ large cantalope or honeydew melon (or a bit of both)
• 1 cup red grapes
• 1 cup green grapes
• 1 pint strawberries
• ½ cup blueberries
• 2 kiwis


  • Cut melons into chunks about 1½ inches square and place in a large bowl.
  • Wash grapes, blueberries and strawberries. Add grapes and blueberries to the bowl.
  • Peel and slice kiwi. Slice the strawberries in half if they are large.
  • Arrange the strawberries and kiwi on the top of the salad.

The easiest way to peel a kiwi is to use a spoon. A good video on how to cut a kiwi at

I didn’t have blueberries to add the salad in my photo but I normally use them. They add some color and taste fine with the melons.

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  1. laurelrainsnow / Jul 4 2013 10:08 am

    Ooh, your salad looks yummy! I just finished making potato salad and refilling the iced tea pitcher. Have a great day!


  2. irene / Jul 4 2013 12:48 pm

    Happy 4 enjoy, you day. Salad looks yummy.


  3. Suko / Jul 4 2013 1:33 pm

    That fruit salad is beautiful! Happy July 4th, Leslie!


  4. sagustocox / Jul 4 2013 4:49 pm

    That looks delicious. Happy Independence Day


  5. BermudaOnion / Jul 4 2013 7:45 pm

    I hope you’ve had a great holiday! The fruit salad looks wonderful!


  6. Beth F / Jul 5 2013 6:45 am

    Looks so pretty and very cooling and tasty. Please consider linking this up to Weekend Cooking tomorrow. 🙂


  7. Caite@a lovely shore breeze / Jul 6 2013 3:10 pm

    I made fruit salad too this week too…patriotic fruit salad


  8. Carole / Jul 6 2013 3:26 pm

    Lovely fruit salad – for festive occasions I also add a splash of cointreau or some other colourless liqueur…


  9. Cecelia / Jul 6 2013 5:54 pm

    I do love a fruit salad, and this one is so colorful! I’ll have to try adding kiwi the next time I make one.


  10. Diane La Rue (@bookchickdi) / Jul 7 2013 8:09 am

    We have fruit salad almost every night at our house, it’s so refreshing.


  11. Laurie C / Jul 7 2013 9:03 am

    Looks delicious! I need to go out and buy fruit today. Have gone without for a few days except for raspberries from the garden.


  12. Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) / Jul 7 2013 9:22 pm

    That looks pretty! I brought fruit salad to our gathering and it turned out well — plums, nectarines, and green grapes.


  13. stacybuckeye / Jul 9 2013 10:27 pm

    This looks so good! Gage likes kiwi but I’ve never figured out a good way to peel them so I need to check out the video!


    • Leslie / Jul 10 2013 1:10 am

      It works and it’s so easy to use the spoon. I used to make a mess of them including squirting myself with the green juice until I tried this method.


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