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Rating: 4.74 stars
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an easy, refreshing fruit salad that's been in our family for years. We usually reserve it for patriotic days, but it can be enjoyed all year long.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the strawberries and blueberries together in a bowl, sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice, and toss lightly. Refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes. About 30 minutes before serving, cut the bananas into 3/4-inch thick slices, and toss with the berries.

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Cook's Note:

Red raspberries can be substituted for the strawberries. The lemon juice acts as a preservative so that the bananas don't turn brown.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 35.7g; fat 0.5g; sodium 1.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2010
Simple, delicious, and with the July 4th holiday just around the corner this would be a great pound cake or short cake topper, not to mention vanilla ice cream! I cut the recipe in half and used Splenda instead of sugar. Great after dinner treat! Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2010
Simple, delicious, and with the July 4th holiday just around the corner this would be a great pound cake or short cake topper, not to mention vanilla ice cream! I cut the recipe in half and used Splenda instead of sugar. Great after dinner treat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2010
We all enjoyed this fruit salad very much. I didn't add much sugar just a couple tablespoons over the strawberries after I'd cut them then I folded in the blueberries and bananas. At the last I sprinkled in FRESH lemon juice. I think adding a full half cup of sugar would do a disservice to the natural sweetness of the fruit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2011
Beautiful, delicious and seasonally appropriate since strawberries and blueberries are plentiful and reasonably priced now. I liked the addition of the bananas, which provided a creamy contrast in texture as well as its role in the "red, white and blue." I skipped the sugar entirely and just gave it a drizzle of honey. This was a perfect and fresh addtion to our Memorial Day Breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
This went over very well at our holiday party tonight. We had another family over and the fruit was a hit with adults and kids alike. My husband is not wild about blueberries but even liked them in this and said the bananas were "divine" with the "sauce." Next time he wants me to make it with cherries instead of blueberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Quick easy and delicious. Did not add sugar because I thought the fruit was sweet enough. Will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2010
Delicious! Very fast and easy recipe! Great for any summer get-together and the fact that it looks patriotic is just another plus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
This was a very simple festive and tasty salad to make! Instead of sugar I used about 3-5 tablespoons of honey and mixed with equal parts lemon and lime juice. The honey created lots of "juice" for the fruit. The bananas did go a bit soggy after a few hours but not as fast as they would have without the citrus. Pineapple or mango would work great as well. As long as the fruit is light enough in color it makes a great contrast for the berries. This is also great served over pound cake shortcake angel food cake etc and topped with whipped cream. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
Pineapple works great in place of the bananas. Cut back on sugar too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2010
Loved this! I used a little more than a pint of strawberries but that was the only change. Thanks! Read More
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