Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

Red Fruit Salad

I love bloggers. They spur my memories and my imagination. I was reading ParisBreakfast. She went on an outing. They were serving red fruit salad. That made me think of one of my favorite lunch places, a little French Bistro that I had not visited in awhile. They used to serve a nice cheese platter and Red Fruit Salad. I just loved it. How could I have forgotten?

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Watermelon for Red Fruit Salad

Watermelon for Red Fruit Salad

This is the perfect time of year for it. Cherries are prime. Strawberries are still in season. Watermelon is in season. Red grapes are usually a little later in season, but I tasted them and they were so flavorful I just had to pick up a package.

You can use plums or pluots if you can find them or raspberries. Basically any red fruit. And, you can even sneak in some blueberries if you can find them. I know those are blue. Just don’t use apples. It is a texture thing. Save those for another time.

And, I have good friends that read my blog at the most opportune times. You know when I was complaining contemplating if I should buy vodka for my Chicken Pomodoro? Did it matter? Do I buy a big-o-bottle for such a small amount?

Such Nice Vanilla

Such Nice Vanilla

Well my friend Trish solved my problem with a gift of these little bottles. She said she picked up some of what she recognized and some she was not sure. She said if I could not use them for cooking, then… Cheers! Isn’t that funny?

Chambord and Simple Syrup

Chambord and Simple Syrup

It is hot at my house. While I love to bake it just does not make sense to contribute to the problem. So if it is hot at your house, or for all of you having a picnic or entertaining at home, mix up a huge bowl of Red Fruit Salad. You will be very popular.

No skills required.  If you know someone that does not cook… Suggest this salad when they want to know if they can bring anything. For those working and don’t have time to bake, bring this Red Fruit Salad.

I think it is just gorgeous and it tastes even better.

Happy 4th to all.

4.5 from 6 reviews
Red Fruit Salad
  • ½ Small Watermelon - cubed
  • 1 package Seedless Red Grapes - whole
  • 1 package Strawberries - halved
  • 1 package cherries - pitted
  • 4 - tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Chambord liqueur
  1. Make simple syrup - 1:1 ratio (place in microwave and nuke 15 seconds at a time until sugar in completely dissolved)
  2. Wash fruit
  3. Cube melon
  4. Halve strawberries
  5. Pit cherries
  6. Leave red grapes whole
  7. Add Chambord to simple syrup
  8. Add to fruit - Allow the fruit to absorb the syrup
  9. Serve in a pretty bowl
This is a very adaptive recipe. Add any red fruit like plums or raspberries, and you have permission to add blue berries, but not apples. 🙂

I am taking this to

Susan’s at Metamorphosis Monday
Cindy’s at 
Amaze Me Monday
Charlene’s at Busy Monday’s
Debbie’s at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Kathe‘s at Your Gonna Love It Tuesday
The LouLou Girls Link Party
Megin’ at Brag About It
Gina’s at Create Link Inspire
Lori’s at Tickle my Tastebuds
Karyn’s at Two Cup Tuesday
Stephanie’s at Tasty Tuesday
Kim’s at Wow Us Wednesday 
Miz Helen’s at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
Laura at Décor To
Michael’s at Foodie Friday
Jody’s at Simple and Sweet Fridays
Sherry at Olives-n-Okra

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42 Responses to Red Fruit Salad

  1. It is gorgeous! I love all the shades of red and different textures. I would be sure to fill my plate mostly with this at any picnic or potluck!

  2. Millie says:

    love red fruit so must be delish as a salad! nom 🙂 This will be a salad that everyone will love!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I have never know anyone that did not like it except a co-worker that dislike watermelon. I accused him of being weird. 🙂

  3. looks like a great dish for this hot weather. thanks for the recipe.

  4. Kitty says:

    Your red fruit salad looks and sounds so refreshing, Madonna! It’s hot here, too, and the less heating up the kitchen, the better.
    Happy 4th to you!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I am just in love with this salad. And, it goes together so easily. Happy 4th to you and your grands.

  5. I know this is delicious now while all of these fruits are in season; but, wouldn’t it be so pretty to serve at Christmas or Valentine’s! It looks delicious. I will have to pin this!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      It would be pretty, but totally out of season. Maybe south of the equator. ???

      Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you.

  6. Courtney says:

    So bright and pretty and yummy!

  7. Erika says:

    I’ve never put liquer in my fruit salad before but something tells me it will be a hit in my house!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Obviously you can leave it out, but my family are all of age. At least at this gathering. You don’t have to put it in, but the Chambord is raspberry flavored, just another layer of flavor.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Carol says:

    Pretty and delicious – can’t beat that!

  9. Love fruit salad! Often top our with bubbly, but like the idea of the Chambord. This is one of those recipes I make at least once a year — almost always around this time of the year with all the great fruit that’s around. Your version looks terrific — thanks.

  10. Ms. Lemon says:

    Thanks John. Hope you had a great holiday.

  11. Laurie says:

    This is something I have never tried with a fruit salad! I imagine it is totally delish! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned to share 🙂 Have a great week!

  12. This is a perfect recipe for the summer! Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. mymansbelly says:

    This looks like a really delicious salad. Love that you added Chambord!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      This was so good Pamela, and so little work. The Chambord just added one more note to it all. And, I like that is so pretty.

      Thanks for stopping by. I am always thrilled.

  14. Miz Helen says:

    Your Red Fruit Salad would be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Velva says:

    Love, love this salad. A little kick in the pants with some good liquor and fruits. Beautiful.


    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Thanks so much Velva. It was so good, I hope you will give it a try.

      Thank you for stopping by, I love comments.

  16. Susan says:

    Such a beautiful salad and wonderful gift from your friend! I wish I could snatch the Cointreau and Grand Marnier right out of the basket for myself as I love those orange-flavored liqueurs. I’ll bet the Chambord was delicious on the fruit too!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I have plans for the Grand Marnier. For someone that doesn’t drink, I was delighted with my gift.:)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  17. bj says:

    This is the most beautiful salad and you presented it so well…I pinned …
    going to make this tomorrow…thanks so much. Here from Rattlebridge…

  18. Penny says:

    What a wonderful salad Madonna. I will remember this when all of our family visits. You are lucky to have such a great blogging buddy who sends you mini bottles of booze! You can send Trish my way. LOL.

  19. Ms. Lemon says:

    Penny, I really love this salad, I can’t believe I forgot about it. The watermelon makes for a big presentation and almost everyone loves watermelon. As for Trish, she is the best. I can’t believe my present.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  20. I love bloggers too and it is for simple dishes like this that we can only appreciate at certain times of the year. I’m happy you were inspired by another blogger who made you remember this dish. 🙂

  21. Summer says:

    The salad makes me hungry now ♥

  22. Monique says:

    I love PB blog very very nice of your friend to send you such a nice fancy perfume miniatures..

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Monique, I really enjoy PB. I have a fantasy that I will pick up a paint brush again.

      These little miniatures have been so great for cooking. I rarely drink, but love it in my cooking.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope to be back soon.

  23. Looks like a yummy salad! I especially love to enjoy a good fruit salad in the colder months, it makes me dream of Summer gardening!

  24. Monique says:

    Just hoping everything is alright with you..I do hope so:)

  25. cakespy says:

    I love the idea of curating a color in fruit salad. This ruby red variety is gorgeous!

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