It was my mom’s birthday last month, and as part of her celebrations I invited her and my sisters over to have breakfast at my apartment. I browsed through our recipes and decided to make our Chocolate Pancakes (this was a hugely successful recipe), and some Banana Blueberry Pancakes as well. I used our Blueberry Pancake recipe, and just added 1 pureed banana to the mix.
This post is really about the fruit salad I made, but I also wanted to share photos of everything I served so you can get ideas for your next breakfast or brunch get together. The menu featured store-bought croissants, a platter of cheese, ham and grapes, fruit salad, chocolate pancakes, blueberry-banana pancakes, whipped cream, mango juice and coffee. I also had a little bowl with pastel colored little meringues, just because they looked pretty. I always try to mix different flavors in all my menus so I had something salty, something sweet and something fresh to offer.
This salad is different from what you would usually expect, it includes blackberries, plums, and grapes. I skipped on the blueberries, since all I can get my hands on around here are frozen ones, so I just added more blackberries and I also decided to add some green grapes and almonds to the mix, which gave it a nice pop of color.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Blackberry and Grape Fruit Salad
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from 1 lime)
3 purple or red plums (about 12 ounces), halved, pitted, and cut into ½-inch pieces
2 cups seedless red grapes
1 pint blackberries
1 cup green grapes
½ cup sliced almonds
- In a large bowl, stir together sugar and lime juice. Let stand 10 minutes for sugar to dissolve.
- Add plums, grapes, blackberries, toss to combine. Refrigerate up to 1 day.
- Before serving, toss with the sliced almonds
- Add some whipped cream!
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