Sometimes fruits and veggies just need to be served in an exciting way to make them more appealing. That – and some people in my house just won’t eat bananas. If there are bananas in the fruit salad, one of my kids will refuse the apples, strawberries, and pineapple too. “I’ll just put the bananas on the side,” thought I, as I prepared to make a fruit salad for dinner. But then I got the better idea to put everything “on the side” so each person could fill their bowl as they like. Fun!
As it turns out, I got all the boys involved in prepping a fruit. The result was a beautiful spread of choices that everyone was excited to dig into.
Justus (our 15 year old) built his salad and took this picture. Beautiful!
There’s nothing complicated about this: Simply slice or chop whatever fruit you have on hand and set it out for people to pick from as they fill their bowl. Lay out shredded coconut, dried fruit, and nuts if you like. Real whipped cream or cottage cheese added to the spread wouldn’t hurt my feelings.
This was a perfect side dish with our pasta and mixed greens tonight. I’m thinking it would be fun to serve for breakfast some time soon, too!
What are your favorite fruits to add to a salad?
I made a mistake on yesterday’s Visit Omaha giveaway post. Durham Museum IS NOT free. my bad It’s the Joslyn Museum that’s free. I made the correction on the giveaway post, but wanted to make sure you got the update!
This would be a great idea for a shower also – a spring or summer wedding or baby shower!
Fun! I am allergic to bananas so frequently have to skip the fruit salad. I hope this idea catches on!