Yummy Fruit Salad

Yummy Fruit Salad




I love having people over in the summer to enjoy the garden and a back yard BBQ. I like to keep the menu simple so there is more time to visit with our guests and enjoy the music, conversation and lawn games.  A trip to the farmers market for fresh fruit really makes this delicious.

This is my favorite fruit salad.  Make it early in the morning and let the fruit settle into the sauce.

2/3 c. orange juice

juice of one lemon

1/3 c. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. orange zest

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. pineapple cubed

2 c. strawberries, sliced

3 kiwi, peeled and sliced

2 bananas, peeled and sliced

1 c. seedless grapes, cut in half

2 c. blueberries

1 16 oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained

  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.

2.  Arrange fruit in large bowl.  Drizzle sauce over the fruit and lightly toss to coat.  Refrigerate  for at least 2 hours for best flavor.

Enjoy the summertime moments with your family and friends!