Friday, May 7, 2010

Fruit salad

Yummy note: This is a fun fruit salad I like to throw together for side dishes. It's a very simple, colorful, salad that always seems to please all. Its crunch, sweet, and tart flavors all pull together nicely; not to mention those few ingredients people always ask about, like "what's that," "is that what I think it is?" Yes, it is one of the special ingredients that makes my salad mine; it's the fruity mini marshmallows and can of soda pop mixed in. Plus, it always looks so pretty and the apples and bananas don't brown as fast as normal due to the soda added.



Ingredients:
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 can of Sprite, 7-up, Mt. Dew, or other lemon-lime like flavored pop works well
1 bowl for an assortment of fruit (really this varies to whatever type of fruit you want and how much you want to add in) Such as:
small container of raspberries
small container of blueberries
1 or 2 bananas
1 container of strawberries
1 or 2 apples
melon
pineapple
mandarin oranges


Directions:
Cut up desired fruit into bite-sized pieces and place in big bowl. Add in marshmallows. Add in about 1/2 can of pop or just until all of the fruit is slightly coated (not drowning in pop, but just enough to make sure it has mixed throughout). Stir together and make sure fruit is distributed nicely. Store in covered bowl in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Helper note: You can easily have extra hands in helping prepare this dish! Remember safety first, as a plastic knife works well for cutting bananas and strawberries well :) Also the pouring and the mixing is always a favorite, too!

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