Unique! Refreshing, minty salad with a sensational flavor! Big hit!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries, and kiwi in a bowl with a tight-fitting lid; top with the blueberries.

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  • Stir the mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl, crushing the mint with the back of a spoon while mixing to extract flavors; pour over the fruit mixture. Seal the bowl with lid and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  • Just before serving, gently flip the sealed bowl several times to coat the fruit with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

83.3 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 20.7g 7% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2011
I thought this was good, and it certainly disappeared quickly from the potluck I attended. However, I would suggest a couple of changes. Firstly, I chopped the mint before adding it to the sugar/lime mixture to pull out more of the flavor, then I strained the pieces out (I liked the taste it imparted, but fresh mint leaves are fairly bitter. Chewing on them in your salad can be unpleasant). Secondly, I'd definitely add another teaspoon of sugar if you're making it for a mixed group (in other words, people who may not like mojitos). In my opinion, that takes it from the realm of "this made the fruit taste like a mojito" to "this tastes like a yummy fruit salad." I'd strongly suggest tasting the dressing before adding it and adjusting the amounts to your preference, how sour your limes were, and so on. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2012
This was a pretty salad but the mojito flavor just didn't seem to come through for me. Was a bit disappointed about that. Read More
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124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2011
I thought this was good, and it certainly disappeared quickly from the potluck I attended. However, I would suggest a couple of changes. Firstly, I chopped the mint before adding it to the sugar/lime mixture to pull out more of the flavor, then I strained the pieces out (I liked the taste it imparted, but fresh mint leaves are fairly bitter. Chewing on them in your salad can be unpleasant). Secondly, I'd definitely add another teaspoon of sugar if you're making it for a mixed group (in other words, people who may not like mojitos). In my opinion, that takes it from the realm of "this made the fruit taste like a mojito" to "this tastes like a yummy fruit salad." I'd strongly suggest tasting the dressing before adding it and adjusting the amounts to your preference, how sour your limes were, and so on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2011
Fruit is obviously refreshing and delicious on its own but adding this lime and mint dressing made it especially so. Clever title for a very creative colorful and interestingly delicious fruit salad. Aside from adding a little more sugar for our tastes I made no changes. We loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
I love this salad! The dressing is the perfect compliment to all of the flavors. It's helpful when the season of fresh fruit is over to make the salad last longer. I didn't change anything except switch out cantaloupe with honeydew. I don't like cantaloupe. Next time I might include mango and raspberries as well to add even more flavors! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
So refreshing! It's peak berry season here in Oregon so I used triple crown blackberries raspberries fresh peaches (peeled) kiwi and watermelon. I used the tips given by others I chopped the mint (a lot more than 3 sprigs!) and muddled it with 1 tablespoon sugar then squeezed the juice of 2 limes over. I let it stand while I prepared the fruit then strained it over the fruit pressing hard on the solids. It was refrigerated all day while I went to the movies with my book club friends then served at the after-movie discussion. Everyone raved about how good it was and it was gone before the end of the evening. I think this would good with just about any fruit so it would be something that could be served any time of year. A definite keep...thank you so much!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
I very much enjoy this salad and have served it at several gatherings. I also added an additional teaspoon of sugar and think any five to six kinds of seasonal summer fruit work really well. I used smaller chunks of leftovers plus the ample amount of juice released by the salad over time to make tasty popsicles as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2012
This is THE best fruit salad I have EVER had and will NEVER make it a different way. I add the mint and lime juice (omitting the sugar) to the food processor before adding it to the salad. INCREDIBLE!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
Very tasty and refreshing. Made it yesterday for a bbq and people loved it including my kids. I doubled it could have tripled it. Note: I muddled the mint leaves with the sugar before I mixed in the lime juice. I would add a tablespoon more of the lime juice as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
Stunning salad. I knew my family loved it when we were fighting over the leftovers. Absolutely wonderful. Simple and just luscious. I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Perfect! The bit of sugar helps sweeten any of the fruit that was not sweet on its own but does not over power the dish. Light and refreshing. Super yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2012
This was a pretty salad but the mojito flavor just didn't seem to come through for me. Was a bit disappointed about that. Read More
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