August 25, 2009

Guest Post: Fresh Fruit Salad

My week of guest bloggers continues with none other than Shelby from The Life and Loves of Grumpy's HoneyBunch! I must say I was happy to help Shelby out recently while she cruised the Carribbean! She was sweet enough to jump in when I sent out the request for help, too! Continue reading for a fabulous Fruit Salad:

Just a short while ago I had the honor of having Patsy guest blog for me while I was away on my cruise. Now, while Patsy is on vacation, I have the honor of guest blogging for her! Thank you, Patsy, for the opportunity to share with your readers and I hope you are having a great time!

It has been so hot this week that neither Grumpy nor I have felt much like eating in the evening. When I called home at the end of the day I was informed that was the case again. I decided to stop at the store and grab some fruit so I could make a fruit salad I had seen in an old Taste of Home magazine (dated August 2007). I threw some pork loin steaks on the grill and put together our salad. Refreshing, sweet and delicious it was the perfect side for our grilled pork! I modified the recipe some from the original since there were no strawberries in the store and because I forgot there were oranges in the ingredient list. The recipe will follow after the photo!

Fruit Saladadapted from Taste of Home


  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2-3 kiwi fruit
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 3 medium bananas, halved widthwise and lengthwise
  • fresh raspberries
  • shredded coconut


  1. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Cool.
  2. Cut the end off one kiwi; place cut side down in the enter of a large round platter. Place buleberries evenly around kiwi. Cut remaining kiwi into 1/8 inch slices; place around edge of plate.
  3. Place bananas in spoke pattern over blueberries. Arrange raspberries around out edge of salad on top of kiwi slices. Drizzle with pineapple sauce and sprinkle with coconut shreds.

Makes 4-6 servings

post signature

Bookmark and Share


HoneyB said...

:-) I am glad to have been able to help you out Patsy! Hope your having a great time!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks beautiful Shelby!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

A beautiful and nutritious fruit salad :) Ohh as always a wonderful tasty photo Shelby.



Hugging the Coast said...

I really love a good fruit salad and this one looks tasty.

fruit lover said...

looks very delicious and beautiful fruit salad. have a great time

LaDue & Crew said...

What a gorgeous fruit salad! I love the idea of coconut~ yum!

Lynda said...

Oh Shelby, this is a healthy and beautiful looking salad! Love the coconut topping!

Printer Friendly