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Mojito Fruit Salad

June 17, 2016
mojito fruit salad

This refreshing mojito fruit salad is the perfect thing to enjoy during hot summer days. Forget the traditional whipped cream topping that weighs down the salad and transforms a healthy dish into a not so healthy one. Fruit is so delicious and sweet all on it’s own, it really doesn’t need much to just take it to the next level. This mojito fruit salad is tossed with mint, lime juice, and just 3 tablespoons of added sugar to level out the acidity– the rest is all fruit. Mojitos happen to be one of mine and my husband’s all time favorite drinks, so much so that we planted mint in our backyard and call it our “Mojito leaf” plant (because that’s really all we ever use it for). There’s just something so magically refreshing about the mint and lime combo, especially on hot summer days. Here in Washington state, central AC is NOT standard, so we can use all the help we can get to cool off.

This salad takes inspiration from the flavors in a mojito (minus the rum) and transforms them into a dessert. It’s healthy, refreshing and so delicious. Forget your the whipped cream fruit salad and give this one a try! The bright vibrant colors make this mojito fruit salad the perfect thing to serve for 4th of July. And if you’re headed out to a BBQ this holiday, toss all the fruit together in a bowl and simply dress it when you are ready to serve!

 

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Ingredients for Mojito Fruit Salad:

  • 7 cups watermelon, cubed (about 1/2 medium watermelon)
  • 1 lb. strawberries, quartered
  • 1 lb. blueberries
  • 12 oz. raspberries
  • 5 sprigs mint (5 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

 

mojito fruit salad

 

Directions for Mojito Fruit Salad:

Cut up the watermelon into approximately 1 inch cubes and place in a large salad bowl. Add in the quartered strawberries.

 

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Add in blueberries…

 

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Now the raspberries…

 

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And the chopped mint leaves.

 

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Now make a glaze with the lime juice and powdered sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and pour it over your salad.

 

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Toss it all together and set it aside in the refrigerator for a couple minutes to let all the flavors marinate or serve right away on a hot summer day.

*If you want to make this paleo, simply replace powdered sugar with coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup. 

 

 

Looking for more no cook recipes? Check out my two favorites- Shrimp Ceviche Tacos and these quick and easy 10 Minute Chicken Salad Sandwiches. I’m currently obsessed with both!

XOXO,

Irina

Mojito Fruit Salad

  • Mojito Fruit Salad

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 7 cups watermelon, cubed (about 1/2 medium watermelon)
    • 1 lb. strawberries, quartered
    • 1 lb. blueberries
    • 12 oz. raspberries
    • 1/3 cup lime juice
    • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

    Instructions

    1. Cut up the watermelon into approximately 1 inch cubes and place in a large salad bowl. Add in the quartered strawberries.
    2. Add blueberries, raspberries and chopped mint.
    3. For the glaze: whisk together lime juice and powdered sugar until sugar has dissolved.
    4. Pour glaze over salad and toss gently to coat.
    5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or so to let the flavors marinade or serve immediately.
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4 Comments

  • Reply jonette beck June 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    how much mint are you suppose to use for this salad, want to make for the 4th… sounds great

    • Reply Yuli & Irina July 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Jonette!
      I just realized I didn’t have that in the ingredients list! Oops! Thanks for pointing that out! I used about 5 sprigs of mint which equalled approximately 5 tablespoons of chopped mint. Let me know how you liked the salad!

  • Reply claire July 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    How many dies this feed???

    • Reply Yuli & Irina July 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Good question Claire! This will feed a good crowd of about 10 or so people at 1 1/4 cup serving size.

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