June 17, 2011

Berry Fruit Salad

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Today is my best friends rehearsal dinner before her big day so the girls and I are getting together this morning for a little manicure/pedicure fun sprinkled with a few yummy nibbles.


I can't even begin to express how excited I am for her wedding day. We have been talking about linens, dresses, planning the bachelorette, all these fun exciting things leading up to tomorrow... but hear it is already and I could be happier to be a part of her day. She is like my identical sister, there for me with late night phone calls and early morning cocktails. haha


Nic enjoying her morning mimosa on the ferry over to the Long Island Vineyards
The best part of our friendship is that it's just that... a great friendship. We have such a blast together whether it's going out to a pub in the city or sitting in her apartment with our other best friend Alyssa and her two precious girls on a Saturday night watching 'Can't Hardly Wait' like we were 17 again back in high school (ps: greatest movie of all time - well for us girls anyways).



Nic and me after her bridal shower

Anyways, there was going to be no better way to kick off her wedding weekend than mimosas and fruit salad while laughing it up and the nail salon.

This berry fruit salad is something that was a no brainer because we are going to the salon for 11am so it's not exactly lunchtime but for a group of girls, a nice healthy and light fruit salad and cucumber sandwiches would be the perfect transition bites to have something to nibble on if no one had breakfast yet or just hold everyone over till lunch since you know we were going to get to chatting and lose track of time being pampered, hand to toes.

This fresh delicious fruit salad is perfect for all occasions whether you are at a barbecue, brunch or even a girls afternoon together it is sure to be the treat everyone will fill up on.



Berry Fruit Salad
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno


Ingredients

1 pint strawberries, hulled and cut into bite-size pieces
2 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
2 pint blackberries
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp raw sugar

4 mint leaves, diced

Rinse, clean and dry all the berries and put into a large bowl.




In a small bowl, mix the vinegar and sugar. Then pour over the berries and gently toss to coat. Add the mint and toss again.



Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.





Don't make this too far ahead of time because you still want your berries to be fresh and hold firm to their taste. 



Enjoy! 

2 comments:

veegee said...

Hey Scooter! (alias LJ)

I made your Berry Fruit Salad for two picnics this weekend and got raving reviews as evidenced by the empty bowls! They loved the enhanced flavor and the mint! You are the best!

Ann said...

Delicious! Enjoy your day and give the bride my best! The fruit salad looks incredible!