4th of July Fruit Salad

 

Stars and Stripes

I was put in charge of fruit salad for this year’s family 4th of July barbecue… I think my mother in law was trying to give me something relatively easy since I’m currently the size of a single family home and can’t be on my feet for too long. Rather than go with the typical mix of this and that I decided to theme my salad to go along with the holiday… the result is sweet and crunchy and has a little tang, and is all around adorable. Maybe consider adding it to your menu for the firework show.

 

The Good Stuff

Here’s What You’ll Need

2 Cups of Fresh Strawberries – Washed and Quartered

1 Small Package of Fresh Blueberries – Washed

1/2 Jicama

10 Mint Leaves – Finely Chopped

1/2 Lemon – Juice… I love the tang of lemon and jicama but if you’d prefer something a little sweeter you can do the juice of half an orange instead

Tool – small star cookie cutter

 

Star Light, Star Bright

Start by cutting your jicama into 1″ slices so you can easily use your cookie cutter to get the shape you want. If you don’t a small star cutter, you can just cut your jicama into 2″ cubes and have a red, white and blue salad.

 

Stars in your Eyes

Once you’ve cut out as many jicama stars as possible set to the side and prep the rest of the salad.

 

Blueberry Hill

Add blueberries to a large mixing bowl

 

Fresh Berries

Add strawberries and mint to the blueberries

 

Juice It Up

Next add your citrus juice and stir together

 

I'm a Star

You might consider keeping your stars separate from the salad until just before serving… jicama is porous so it will absorb the the strawberry juice and turn a little pink. If you care about a true red, white and blue theme then add the stars at the last minute.

 

God Bless America

You can serve in a large bowl or in individual ramekins for fun. Happy 4th Everyone!!

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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