Star-Spangled Fruit Salad

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If you need a quick side dish for your next get-together, this colorful fruit salad is a perfect choice. It’s fresh, healthy, and so easy to make. With sweet strawberries, juicy blueberries, and fun star-shaped apple pieces, it’s a hit with both kids and adults.

Star Spangled Fruit Salad

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Note: The printable and sharable recipe can be found at the end of this article.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, sliced and cut into star shapes
  • 1 pound of strawberries, quartered
  • 1 pound of blueberries

Pro Tip: To keep your apple stars from browning, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the apple pieces before adding them to the salad.

Star Spangled Fruit Salad Steps

Instructions

  1. Rinse all fruit.
  2. Cut the strawberries into quarters and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the blueberries to the bowl with the strawberries. Gently combine.
  4. Cut the apple into slices. Then using a small star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out stars from the apple slices.
  5. Add the star-shaped apple pieces to the bowl with the other fruits. Toss everything gently to mix without crushing the fruits.
  6. Chill the fruit salad until ready to serve.

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Star Spangled Fruit Salad Recipe

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Tips & Tricks

Choose Fresh, Ripe Fruits: For the best flavor, make sure your strawberries, blueberries, and apples are fresh and ripe. This will make your salad taste sweeter and more vibrant.

Uniform Sizing: Try to cut the strawberries and apple pieces into similar sizes. This ensures that each bite has a nice mix of flavors.

Gentle Mixing: When tossing the fruit together, be gentle to avoid bruising or crushing the berries. Use a large spoon or your hands to carefully mix the fruits.

Add a Twist: For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice over the fruit. This not only adds extra flavor, but also helps prevent the apples from browning.

Get Creative with Shapes: If you don’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter, use any fun shapes you like. Hearts, circles, or even just regular slices will still look great.

Serve Immediately: For the freshest taste, serve the salad shortly after chilling. If you need to prepare it in advance, keep the fruit separate and mix them together just before serving.

Star-Spangled Fruit Salad

Star Spangled Fruit Salad

With sweet strawberries, juicy blueberries, and fun star-shaped apple pieces, this easy star-spangled fruit salad is hit with both kids and adults.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, sliced and cut into star shapes
  • 1 pound of strawberries, quartered
  • 1 pound of blueberries

Instructions

  1. Rinse all fruit.
  2. Cut the strawberries into quarters and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the blueberries to the bowl with the strawberries. Gently combine.
  4. Cut the apple into slices. Then using a small star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out stars from the apple slices.
  5. Add the star-shaped apple pieces to the bowl with the other fruits. Toss everything gently to mix without crushing the fruits.
  6. Chill the fruit salad until ready to serve.

Notes

Pro Tip: To keep your apple stars from browning, squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the apple pieces before adding them to the salad.

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