Blackberry and Grape Fruit Salad

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!

Helga

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry and Grape Fruit Salad

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Serves 4

Ingredients:

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

Procedure:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together sugar and lime juice. Let stand 10 minutes for sugar to dissolve.
  2. Add plums, grapes, blackberries, toss to combine. Refrigerate up to 1 day.
  3. Before serving, toss with the sliced almonds

Serving suggestion:

  • Add some whipped cream!

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

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2 Responses to "Blackberry and Grape Fruit Salad"

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  1. Pao Domínguez Luttmann

    Tuesday August 20th, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Esta receta de ensalada de frutas se ve taaaaan buena, ¡se me hace agua la boca!

  2. Kitty

    Tuesday August 20th, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Animate a probarla! Sale delis y súper fácil! :)

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