Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light… Happy Fourth of July! If you are thinking about ideas for something red, white, and blue to bring to a July 4th gathering, consider this simple mixed berry and banana salad. It’s light and easy, with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, chopped apple, and bananas, tossed together with honey and lemon juice.
So, what are you making for Fourth of July? Grilling? Barbecuing? Please let us know in the comments, I’m always looking for ideas.
Have a safe and festive 4th!
Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad Recipe
- 2 cups hulled, roughly chopped strawberries
- A handful of raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, roughly chopped
- 2 bananas, peeled and thickly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
Prep the berries before the bananas and apples, and add them to a large bowl. As soon as you add the bananas and apples, sprinkle lemon juice over them to keep them from getting brown. Add the zest and the honey and gently toss to combine.
Serve immediately. Or cover and chill for up to 2 hours before serving.
Yield: Serves 6-8.