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   Star-shaped fruit salad Posted by Jo 
June 8, 2010 
Jo
 

I made a fruit salad for a Memorial Day cookout and I added a little something extra.  I liked it so much, I had my husband help me make it again so that I could take pictures for you!  This version would be perfect to take as a Fourth of July side dish. After all, it incorporates stars and red and blue fruit.  So perfect!

First, get some star shaped cookie cutters. Then, slice your watermelon to be about the same thickness as your cutter.  You might have to use the blunt end of your knife or something else to push the cutter all the way down.  Then, gently press the watermelon through.

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Look at how cute the star-shaped fruit is!  My husband is even cuter peeping out from behind his slice of watermelon!  I cut stars out of all sizes and each one worked just fine.  I can see this being fun using other simple shapes as well, like hearts or flowers.

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I kept to my red and blue color scheme here but you could of course use whatever fruits are in season.

star shaped watermelon fruit salad

star shaped watermelon fruit salad

13 comments so far:

  1. Sarah Sarniak said: (June 8th, 2010 at 5:19 am)

    Very cool and easy for a Memorial Day or 4th of July. Love it!

  2. Sheryl said: (June 8th, 2010 at 11:09 am)

    This will be so pretty at our church ladies picnic next month! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a blessed summer!

  3. Helenann said: (June 9th, 2010 at 3:18 pm)

    Thank you! Every month we have an AA Sober Birthday potluck, and I am going to do this for the month of June. :)
    Blessings to you!

  4. BreAn said: (June 9th, 2010 at 11:15 pm)

    OMG I LOVE THIS! Def will be trying this for a summer bbq. Thanks again for another wonderful idea!

  5. dot said: (June 18th, 2010 at 11:16 am)

    hiya ladies! I’ve included this in our summer roundup on foodwhirl today!

    http://foodwhirl.com/seasonalholiday/cooling-off-for-the-summer

  6. Jo said: (June 18th, 2010 at 9:38 pm)

    Dot, thanks for including us!

  7. Amanda said: (June 29th, 2010 at 6:57 am)

    Very festive, looks great in that bowl!

  8. Marcela said: (June 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm)

    So glad I found this!! This will be perfect this weekend! Thanks!

  9. Baking Serendipity said: (July 3rd, 2010 at 5:29 pm)

    This is too cute! What a simple, great idea that presents so well :) Thanks for sharing.

  10. Tiffany (Gorgeous) Baker said: (July 5th, 2010 at 12:21 am)

    Made this for our 4th dinner tonight….. it was soooo easy and perfect, what a simple idea! Thank you so much for sharing it !!: D

  11. anna said: (May 26th, 2012 at 8:09 pm)

    i love this idea, making it tomorrow for a memorial day cook-out!

  12. michelle said: (July 4th, 2012 at 3:11 am)

    Brilliant idea – I’m going to use this for dessert for a casino theme party – but with hearts and diamond shapes, and with a dollop of whipped cream and gold edible glitter on top. Thanks so much for your idea!

  13. Chica said: (July 4th, 2012 at 7:21 am)

    Michelle, what a wonderful idea! We’d love to see a photo if you want to add one to our Flickr group.

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