Mojito Fruit Salad

The refreshing flavors of a mojito combined with the robust flavors of fresh summer fruit salad!

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This weekend finally cooled down enough to the point where we could actually ENJOY ourselves.  A totally novel concept around here lately.  We went to Discovery Kingdom on Saturday and had the best time!  The weather was gorgeous – mid 70s and sunny skies – perfect!  We just happened to run into The Smurfs and the boys got some cute pics in.  They even had a Smurfs Village set up – so fun!

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Sunday we went to a friend’s house and the boys had a blast playing outside and enjoying the beautiful weather.  Barbecue was on the menu and I was tasked with garlic bread and fruit salad.  On our way back from Discovery Kingdom I stopped by one of my very favorite farmer’s markets and loaded up on gorgeous super-ripe, fresh fruit.

Reece spotted “Dragon’s Eggs Pluots” so those made it into our basket along with peaches, nectarines, grapes, limes, mint and more!  I knew this was going to be one heck of a fruit salad – but I wanted to do something a little fun.  My friend Jen was making up some pineapple punch (rum optional) and I thought it would be fun to make up a fruit salad made with mojito flavors – lime and mint.  Again, rum optional :)

I got home and picked some plums from our poor tree which is so laden with fruit that the branches are now touching the ground…and got to chopping.  I absolutely LOVE how this fruit salad turned out and can’t wait to make it again. I made a concentrated simple syrup flavored with fresh lime juice.  You can substitute rum for some of the lime juice for true mojito flavor OR keep it kid-friendly and keep it virgin.  The lime juice is really what makes this salad so special because it just wakes up all the amazing fruit flavors.

Mojito Fruit Salad | MomOnTimeout.com A delicious fruit salad with mojito flavor! #fruit #salad

Mojito Fruit Salad

Mojito Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh fruit, chopped (nectarines, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, melon, plums, pluots, etc.)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • OR 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup rum
  • 2 Tbls fresh mint, chiffonade

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Let cool.
  3. Stir in lime juice and/or rum.
  4. Drizzle about of the lime mixture over chopped fruit and gently stir until combined.
  5. Continue adding lime mixture just until fruit is lightly coated. You don't want a puddle at the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh mint and stir gently just prior to serving.
  7. Enjoy!
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If you are one of those people who don’t like to actually EAT mint (you know who you are!) simply add the mint leaves to the simple syrup and let simmer until sugar dissolves.  Strain the mint leaves from the syrup before combining with lime juice.  Tada!

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Comments

  1. We need to get to DK this summer. It’s so much fun! This salad would get me to want to eat fruit!
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  2. What a delicious looking fruit salad! I would have to have the virgin version of course, but it still looks so good!
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  3. TRISH!!! This.Is.Gorgeous. I love the lime slices around the edge of the bowl, it’s such a stunning side dish!!
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  4. What a beautiful salad! I love serving fruit salad in the summer!
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  5. Looks like you guys had a fantastic weekend, who doesn’t love spending it in a theme park?! This salad sounds amazing, never thought to add alcohol to a fruit salad, fantastic idea :)
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  6. Mojito Fruit Salad sounds like a dream!! I always love eating the fruit out of my boozy drinks, and this is kinda like the opposite. I can’t wait to make it! :)
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  7. This sounds delicious and looks so pretty! My oldest would be so jealous of your plum tree because he LOVES plums. The only fruit tree we have is a lime tree, which has yet to grow any fruit!
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  8. I LOVE the flavors in this salad Trish! Lime and mint are so refreshing together! Pinning! :)
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  9. Rum in my salad??!! Yes, please!! I’ll be trying this one. Sounds like a good side to a boozie brunch :)
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  10. What?!! Hang on I am on my way over! Hee Hee this is a perfect summer fruit salad!!!
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  11. Boozy fruit salad?! Where do I sign up?!
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  12. Not only is this gorgeous, but it combines all of the flavors in one of my favorite drinks! :-) Score!
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  13. I’m craving fruit, so I wish I had some of this like, 10 minutes ago!!! Yum!!!

  14. This salad sounds absolutely amazing! I could go for some right now. I am loving the lime and mint flavor combo. I’d be honored if you stopped by and shared this at my new All Things Thursday Blog Hop. http://posedperfection.blogspot.com/2013/07/all-things-thursday-blog-hop.html Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici
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  15. This looks like the best fruit salad ever! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  16. I’m pregnant and I’m now so hungry for that bowl of salad. It looks and sounds incredible. So thanks for sharing; I wouldn’t have thought of adding that syrup on top!
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  17. OH YEEEAAA! This salad sounds amazing!
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  18. This would be awesome for a party; we LOVE fresh fruit! What a fun twist on a fruit salad!

  19. This looks so beautiful, and yummy too! Love it!
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  20. I love fruit salad and I think mint sounds like such a yummy addition! I will have to try this out soon!
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  21. I love to add mint toreat fruit salad, and the lime juice is a great addition. SO refreshing
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  22. This salad looks so refreshing! Thanks for giving the kid-friendly version as well! After the day I’ve had I could use the adult version ;) I’m stopping by from Tatertots & Jello (#39 Orange Creamsicle Cookies) Have a great weekend!
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  23. Wow! Looks delicious, loving all the fresh fruit in this dish combined with the fresh lime juice. Definitely pinning.
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  24. This salad is beautiful! This would be perfect at a weekend BBQ, can’t wait to try it out.

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  25. This looks amazing, something I could eat everyday. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-18.html
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  27. Going to make for a BBQ tomorrow….this looks a-mazing! One question….is it 1/2 of a lime or is it 1/2 “cup” of lime juice? Of course, that’s for the “kids version”….I’m making the “adult version”, too :)!

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