This Red, White and Blue Salad will be perfect for any day or July 4th celebrations. Red strawberries, red raspberries, and white apples all mixed with a yummy lime dressing.
Red White and Blue Fruit Salad
We have started eating quite a bit more fruits and veggies this past few weeks. Yup.. I have managed to get my kiddos eating fruits, veggies and drinking more water. It feels like a huge accomplishment. I know I still have a mountain to climb though. Getting the hubby to get on board has been a bit more challenging, ha ha.
My cart at the grocery store did not even resemble what it normally does. I loaded up on lots of fruits and lots of veggies. Earlier today, I shared our Honeydew Melon and Cucumber Salad. Since it was a hit, I whipped up this very quick and easy Red White and Blue fruit salad with some of the fruits I bought. Cierra and I consumed the majority of it but I am very happy to say that even Quentin and Damien had a larger serving that expected.
This recipe is so simple and requires just a few fruits and some items probably already in your pantry. We used strawberries and raspberries but you could also use watermelon. We are going to make this again for our July 4th picnic. I plan to grab a small star cookie cutter before the holiday to use on the apples to make it a bit more festive.
1 lb Strawberries
1 pt Blueberries
6 oz Raspberries
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1/4 cup Honey
Whisk together olive oil lime juice and honey to make a dressing. Ste aside.
Wash, hull and slice strawberries.
Wash and dry raspberries and blueberries.
Wash, core, peel and chop apples.
Place apples in a mixture of 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a cup of water for 15 minutes, to prevent discoloration.
Combine prepared fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Toss with dressing just before serving.
This dressing on the salad is so simple and not overpowering. That’s what I like best. The flavors of the fruits are still present.
What salads do you enjoy for your summer picnics? We always love to serve up plenty of side dishes for everyone to enjoy.
Looking for other salads to serve at your next grill out? If so be sure to check out these other dishes I have shared…