Festive Summer Fruit Salad

The Fourth of July is next week and I am SO EXCITED! It's definitely one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. And I especially love when it falls on a weekday, because hellooo extra time off work! ;)

We love riding our bikes on the beach bike path here during the summer. We will stop and have lunch and drinks at different places, hang at the beach for a few hours, and then catch the sunset on our ride home. It's my favorite way to spend the day. And it's probably what we will end up doing all next weekend for the 4th!

One of the days we are going to a friends BBQ and I thought I would share what I'm bringing as my contribution in case you needed some ideas too!

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So I'm going to bring this simple summer fruit salad. It's easily prepared, so pretty, and who doesn't love fresh fruit on a hot summer day?? 

Simply cut a watermelon in half, scoop out the inside of the watermelon, and fill it with your favorite fresh fruit. I typically use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi, and watermelon (obviously). If you want to be July 4th festive you could take out the kiwi so it's just red and blue...

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Then I top it with coconut flakes (optional) and fresh mint (also optional, but highly recommend).

Also - I would bring a couple of limes, wedged, and serve them on the side of the salad. Then people can squeeze their fruit with lime juice if they like. It's not for everyone but I personally love it. 

ALRIGHT! I'm off to the gym before work. Have a great week friends!

xo. cort

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