When it comes to fruit salad, I usually only stick to 2-3 kinds of fruit. It may seem kind of boring, but I think it makes the end result taste better. When you only use a couple kinds of fruit you can find ones that are ripe and tasty and that go well together, not ones to add as "filler" or for color. Right now strawberries in our area have been delicious, so I decided to share a strawberry/grape salad I make that is yummy enough to make for yourself and fancy enough to bring to a friend's house.
The ingredients are pretty simple. You'll need 6 cups of strawberries, quartered. (If your strawberries are gigantic like the ones I had for this picture you may need to cut them slightly smaller than quarters)
6 cups of red grapes
2T Sprite. Don't worry, this is not overpowering. It's just there to wake up the flavors a little.
1/2 T basil, chopped fine.
I know, you're thinking, "What? Is this pasta?" You'll have to trust me on this. Basil plays well with strawberries and grapes. Know how it has an almost licorice-y taste sometimes? Eh? Can you imagine it on something a little sweet? If anything, it should only enhance the fruit flavors. You don't want too much here or yes, it will be gross.
That's it! You throw all the ingredients in a bowl with a pinch of salt and stir them until combined. Serve within a few hours because the sugar is going to make the fruit start losing water and puddling at the bottom of the bowl. I know, sounds yummy. That's why you serve it before that happens.
What a great way to get some vitamin C, huh?
Herbed Fruit Salad
6 cups strawberries, rinsed, hulled and cut in quarters
6 cups red grapes
2 T sugar
2 T sprite
1/2 T fresh basil, chopped fine
A pinch of salt
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Serve immediately.
Recipe source: HeatOvenTo350