What happens when you mix fruit salad with the Fourth of July? An American flag shaped fruit salad, obviously.
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A new way to serve fruit salad at your Fourth of July feast.
According to my Mormon friends, Utah is a dessert salad hotspot where retro Jell-O salad creations still make appearances at potlucks. Frog's Eye Salad, a pudding/pasta/fruit salad, is a perennial favorite—so naturally I had to give it a try.
Everybody's got a watermelon-feta salad on the menu these days, and there's a reason for it. The salty/sweet ultra-refreshing combination is perfect on hot summer days on the patio. This version ups the ante with a bit of chili heat in a soy sauce and honey-based vinaigrette. Sweet lychees and basil round out the flavors.
Most pre-packed fruit salads are dull and overpriced, but not Num Pang's Tropical Fruit Salad ($4.50)—which includes everything from meaty pieces of young coconut meat to mango, papaya, and pineapple chunks, not to mention lychees.
Over at Cheap Healthy Good, you'll find a recipe for what contributor Leigh calls "the best fruit salad ever"—doing away with the unpopular melons and bananas in favor of mango, peaches, and berries, spiked with lime, mint, and almond extract. Perfect summer cookout fare....