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Fruit Salad from the Heart

As this is my first recipe post, I thought I would start out with something that only requires a blender and cookie cutters.  Not being one that believes in the over commercialised Valentines Day, I found myself celebrating it regardless last Sunday. I was looking for a twist on a two fruit, fruit salad for breakfast.  Hardly a salad but when I dressed it up with heart shaped apple slices and strawberry sauce sweetened by dates (not sugar), it took on a whole new look.  So Mom, this will be good for your heart and it is quick and easy to clean up if you use your Magic Bullet!

Strawberry Fruit Salad

Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 c Strawberries roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 c Dates or more if you like it sweeter

To make the strawberry sauce blend the strawberries and lemon juice until smooth.  Add the dates and blend again till smooth.

Fruit Salad:

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple or Pear
  • Lemon wedge
  • 2 c Strawberries slices

Cut the apple horizontally and lay all the slices out on a cutting board.  The lemon juice will prevent the fruit from oxidizing and turning brown so wipe each slice on both sides with the lemon wedge.  Cut each slice with a heart shaped cookie cutter.  On the smaller slices or ends of the fruit us a smaller cookie cutter.

To assemble, distribute the strawberry sauce evenly between 2 bowls and top with the strawberry slices.  Thoughtfully place the heart shaped apple slices on the top and sides so that they stand out more.  This is also wonderful if you have a sweet tooth!

Serves 2


2 responses

  1. Mikey

    all this is awesome. and it looks good. u should give me a shout out.

    March 21, 2010 at 01:48

  2. What a cute, simple idea! It is one of the items featured in my blot post on Valentine’s breakfasts.

    February 14, 2012 at 01:24

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