Dice up half a watermelon and throw it into a large bowl.
I did knock on this watermelon at the grocery store before I bought it for two reason,
1. I love to embarrass my kids.
2. To hear if if sounds hollow. Someone told me once if you put a watermelon up to your ear, knock on it and it sounds hollow it’s ready to eat. I don’t know what the logic is behind this theory, but it works every time.
Wash up some green grapes…
and throw those into your bowl.
Now slice up some pretty strawberries…
and add those into your bowl as well.
Last but certainly not least dice up a couple of granny smith apples…
and put them into your bowl.
I love granny smith apples. They are tart, crisp and you don’t have to knock on them to see if they are ripe.
Here is my favorite part, the white wine simple syrup.
Regular simple syrup is just equal parts water and sugar boiled together until the sugar is completely dissolved and …well… a syrup is made! I figured if plain ol’ water made a nice syrup, white wine would make an even better one!
I was right.
In a small sauce pan combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of white wine.
Whisk and boil this for about 5 minutes until all of your sugar is dissolved and it has thickened up a bit.
Taste it! You might not want to add it to your morning cup of joe, but it’s pretty stinkin good on a fruit salad.
Let your syrup cool completely then pour it over your fruit.
One last thing!
Chop up a handful of fresh mint…
and stir it into your gorgeous fruit salad.
Serve it in a pretty dish and make everybody at your BBQ try it. This fruit salad will make even your pickiest guest say “wow”!
- Diced watermelon
- green grapes
- sliced strawberries
- 2 diced granny smith apples
- white wine simple syrup
- fresh chopped mint