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ULTIMATE Red Fruit Salad with Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette

  • Author: Roz Corieri Paige | La Bella Vita Cucina
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people
  • Category: Salad

Description

This salad is so delicious and on top of it, it is amazingly easy to prepare in no time!  Lots of your favorite red fruit simply sliced up into a bowl and mixed with a perfect vinaigrette dressing results in a light, healthy and yet flavor-packed salad!


Ingredients

  • 1 small container of strawberries
  • 1 small container of raspberries
  • 20 cherries, pits removed and cut in half
  • 1 – 2 cups watermelon cut into 1″ chunks
  • 1 Red Delicious apple, cut into halves, sliced, and then cut into 1/2″ chunks
  • 4 very large leaves of fresh basil, sliced very thinly (or chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds (purchase the pre-filled plastic cups in the produce section)
  • About 10 red grapes, sliced
  • 1/2 red grapefruit, rind removed, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 of a red onion, sliced thinly and then cut again into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  •  2 Tbsp. WHITE balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean all fruit and slice.
  2. Place all clean and sliced fruit in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Adjust amounts of any of these ingredients to satisfy your flavor preferences.
  5. Garnish with thin slivers of basil.