Red White and Blue Fruit Salad is perfect for a patriotic holiday, but it's also simple enough for using up Summer's bounty everyday! The delicious honey lime and mint dressing is a perfect complement to summer berries and white peaches.
Make the dressing by combining and whisking all the dressing ingredients together. Set aside.
Blanch and peel the peaches (see above for pictures of process):- Boil a large pot of water.- Score the skin bottom of each peach, in an X pattern.- Slowly lower each peach into the boiling water, and allow to boil until the skin starts to curl where it was scored - about 20-30 seconds.- Remove from the boiling water, and immerse immediately in a bowl of ice water for about a minute.- Remove from the ice water, and allow to cool to the touch before peeling off the skin, and slicing.- Remove the pit from the peaches, and chop them.
Slice or chop the strawberries if you haven’t already.
Toss all the fruit in a bowl, together with the dressing. Chill until ready to serve.
To make an American Flag Fruit Salad:
Instead of tossing in a bowl, arrange the fruit on a platter, alternating strawberries for red stripes and white peaches for white stripes.
Pile the blueberries in a square in the upper left corner of the platter.
To make stars, you will need a small star-shaped cookie cutter or vegetable cutter. Slice a banana, and then use the star cutter to cut out the stars. Toss the bananas with a bit of the dressing to prevent browning, and place them on the blueberry pile.
Pour the remaining dressing evenly over the white peach stripe. This is because white peaches will also oxidize (turn brown), like bananas.
I recommend tossing the entire fruit salad together before serving.