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Chica and Jo



Star-shaped fruit salad

by: Jo

Star-shaped fruit salad
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I made a fruit salad for a Memorial Day cookout and I added a little something extra.  I came up with a great idea to use red and blue fruit, and cut the watermelon into stars. The result is perfect for any summer meal, especially on the Fourth of July!

I got out some star shaped cookie cutters then sliced a watermelon to about the same thickness as the cutters. Then I just pushed the cutters into the watermelon to cut the shapes. I ended up enlisting McGeeky’s help, and he had the great idea of using the end of a spoon handle to push the cutter down without mashing the melon along the way.


Then we gently pressed the watermelon out of the cutter.


Look at how cute the star-shaped fruit is! I cut stars in several sizes, for some variety, and each one worked just fine.


I kept with a patriotic theme and added red and blue fruit to my watermelon stars, and arranged it all carefully in a bowl. It was a huge hit at the party!


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16 comments so far:

  • 1
    Sarah Sarniak 06/08/2010 at 5:19 am

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

  • 2
    Sheryl 06/08/2010 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 06/09/2010 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 06/09/2010 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 06/18/2010 at 11:16 am

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

  • 6
    Jo 06/18/2010 at 9:38 pm

    Dot, thanks for including us!

  • 7
    Amanda 06/29/2010 at 6:57 am

    Very festive, looks great in that bowl!

  • 8
    Marcela 06/30/2010 at 4:19 pm

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

  • 9
    Baking Serendipity 07/03/2010 at 5:29 pm

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

  • 10
    Tiffany (Gorgeous) Baker 07/05/2010 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 05/26/2012 at 8:09 pm

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

  • 12
    michelle 07/04/2012 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 07/04/2012 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.

  • 14
    Story Queen 06/30/2016 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Jo and Chica–I’d love to share a link to this post on my new fun-and-healthy-eating-for-kids blog ( on the 4th of July. May I have your permission?

  • 15
    Jo 07/01/2016 at 9:36 am

    Certainly, Story Queen. Thanks for sharing.

  • 16
    lizzy 07/02/2016 at 12:30 am

    I plan to make this healthy treat this Fourth of July 2016

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