Watermelon Fruit Salad Basket
with Step by Step Directions
You will need;
For the Fruit Salad;
1-large watermelon (about 15 pounds)
1/2-cup white granulated sugar
1/2-cup lime juice
1/4-cup lemon juice
2-tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
2-teaspoons grated lime peel
2-cups fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and cut in half
2-cups red seedless grapes, washed and cut in half
vegetable peeler and sharp knife
Lay a dampened towel on the counter top or table and place
watermelon on top to prevent it from rolling around.
With a water-soluble marker, draw outline of basket, making sure the
handle is at least 1-1/4 inches wide.
Using a large sharp knife; carefully cut watermelon along marker line.
Remove excess rind and set aside.
With the melon baller, scoop out the watermelon flesh and place
in a large bowl; set aside.
With the vegetable peeler, even out the scalloped edges of the
Cover watermelon basket with plastic wrap and set aside.
To make the fruit salad;
With melon baller, scoop out the flesh from the cantalopes and
In a large bowl, combine sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and orange
liqueur and lime peel. Stir well to blend.
Add the melon balls, strawberries and grapes, toss well to
Allow the fruit to chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Just before serving, transfer fruit salad to watermelon basket.
Serves about 18.
Make the fruit salad portion up to 1-day ahead, cover and
Substitute kiwifruit, peeled and cut into quarters, for the berries.
Or add if you'd like.
Use portions of the fruit salad to make colorful ice cubes.
Serve them with fruit punch or lemonade for a cool treat.
For a kids party;
Make in a whale-shaped bowl, sketch the body design on the
watermelon; cut out with a sharp knife. Use a celery stalk for the
For a baby shower;
Cut the watermelon into a baby carriage basket.
Shape the excess rind into a handle and then attach
grapefruit or orange halves for the wheels.
Use for the cantalope and honeydew melon shells;
Fill with chicken salad. Serve for lunch or a light dinner.
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It is important that you buy the watermelon fully ripe,
since they don't continue to ripen once they have been
picked. A ripe melon should feel heavy for its size and will
have a sweet fresh fragrance.