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Make an easy but beautiful honeydew melon “bowl” then fill it with your favorite fresh fruit. Please refer to the Dirty Dozen list of the most heavily sprayed produce and the Clean 15 list when choosing your fruit.


Serves Makes 1-2 fruit salad bowls
Prep time 20 minutes
By author Aloha Cooks
Fresh Fruit Salad in a beautiful, carved Honeydew Melon bowl loaded with strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, or other fruit of your choice


  • 1 Honeydew Melon (ripe melons are heavy and firm with no give when you push skind firm)
  • 1 Fresh Strawberries (please buy organic, strawberries are on the Dirty Dozen list)
  • 1 Fresh Blueberries (please buy organic, blueberries are on the Dirty Dozen list)
  • 1 small Cantaloupe (ripe melons are fragrant with a firm rind w/o any green on it)
  • OR
  • any other fresh fruit that you like
  • 1/2 Lime (fresh squeezed - optional)
  • Mint leaves (optional - as garnish)


Step 1.
Lay the honeydew melon on its side, and in the center of the melon, cut a zig-zag pattern up and down around the whole honeydew. Try to keep your cuts equal in length for a more uniform look. Scoop out the membranes and seeds and discard. Slice the very bottom of the melon so the "bowl" sits flat on the counter. Be careful not to cut too deeply into the melon. You can use both halves of the melon to make 2 fruit salads. Or just slice the other half of the melon to serve later.
Step 2.
If you are using honeydew melon balls then scoop out the flesh with a melon baller. If you want to use the honeydew melon in your salad and don't have a melon baller then scoop out the flesh with a spoon and use the other half of the melon to cut into chunks for the fruit salad. Be careful not to get too close to the edge of the melon "bowl" when removing the fruit. Leave at least an inch of melon along the rim of the bowl. Put the melon balls in a large bowl if using.
Step 3.
In the meantime, wash all the other fruit you have chosen for your fruit salad. You can use blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries whole. Strawberries, grapes, pineapple and other fruit should be sliced or cut into cubes. Add all the prepared fruit to the bowl then squeeze one half of a fresh lime over the fruit and mix well taking care not to bruise any of the fruit.
Step 4.
Turn the mixed fruit into the melon bowl(s) and garnish with a few sprigs of mint. You can put a dollop of fresh whipped coconut cream on top of the fruit salad just before serving. In that case, insert the fresh mint sprigs into the whipped coconut cream. You can also put a dollop of whipped coconut on each serving. You can use regular whipped cream instead of coconut whipped cream.
Step 5.
NOTE: you can make the fruit salad ahead of time, cover it and chill it in the refrigerator. In that case, do not add the lime juice to the bowl of fruit when mixing but instead squeeze the fresh lime juice over the finished fruit salad just before serving.


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The "Aloha Cooks" live in Hawaii and create original recipes using healthy whole foods and since one of them is a registered dietitian you can be sure they are delicious and nutritious.

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