Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Salad

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Sometimes the simplest recipes turn out the best.

Scratch that. In my book, the simplest recipes are always the best.

However, I find that in an effort to be creative and innovative some food bloggers often feature recipes with a mile-long ingredient list that seems almost unnecessarily complicated.

Over here at LDLA though, we’re getting back to basics.

I wasn’t sure if my readers echoed my sentiments, but from the overwhelming response to last week’s 3-ingredient Watermelon Caprese Salad, it appears you guys do.

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So today I’m sticking with that recipe for success (cooking pun) and sharing another insanely easy, summer salad that’s perfect for this week’s 4th of July festivities.

This fresh, fruity burst of color in a bowl will take you about 5 minutes to mix up. It’s light, flavorful, crunchy and sweet, with only natural sugar from the fruit.

It’s vegan as is, unless you choose to add a bit of honey.

Enjoy!

Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Salad

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Ingredients:

2 C. Strawberries

1 C. Blueberries

1/4 C. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

1 T. Honey or Stevia (optional)

Directions:

1. Rinse blueberries.

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2. Rinse strawberries, and slice.

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3. Combine strawberries, blueberries, and coconut flakes in a bowl. Sprinkle or drizzle with honey or stevia if you’d like an extra sweet salad.

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4. Enjoy!

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(Serves 6-8)

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I highly recommend buying organic strawberries and blueberries for this recipe. If you’re not aware, they’re two of the most notorious fruits on the “dirty dozen” list, meaning they frequently have high amounts of pesticide residue.

Between this and the Watermelon Caprese that I made again this week, my “What I ate Wednesday” pretty much just looked like rotating bowls of fruit. Oh, with some Spiralized Zucchini mixed in for good measure.

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If you have any strawberries or blueberries left-over, be sure to try some of my other favorite 4th of July recipes:

Red, White & Blueberry Crisp

Healthy Blueberry Strawberry Crisp (4th of July)

Strawberry Jello Shots

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And for a little 4th of July flair, check out my Star-Spangled Nails tutorial.

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Weigh in: Are you making any healthy snacks for the 4th of July?

*This post is linked to Waste Not Want Not and Real Food Wednesday.

Comments

  1. 3 Ingredient recipes are always awesome! The Red, White & Blueberry crisp looks really good as well πŸ˜€
    Random observation: My coconut flakes never look like that. They’re always really tiny and…well, flakey haha
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…The Silent Danger of Undercooked BeansMy Profile

    • Whitney English says:

      Hmmm….maybe you’re using coconut shreds? The flakes that I’ve seen and used, look like these. The shreds look more like small, stringy sprinkles. Is that it?

  2. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the fruits!!!!! Everything looks amazing!!!
    Jody – Fit at 56 recently posted…Working My Way Back!My Profile

  3. I’m always down with simple! Not sure what I’m making or doing for the fourth yet…but the fruit salad looks soooo refreshing right now!
    Ellen recently posted…Chocolate Pecan TartMy Profile

  4. Yum! Fruit salads are perfect for this time of year. I’ve been pretty much living off of salads and fresh fruit smoothies for the past month or so, with the temp finally going up here in Scotland :p
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  5. Yum! I love fruit salads in the summer….especially love how you added the coconut πŸ™‚
    Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa recently posted…Kelp Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce + Brocoli (Vegan and Gluten Free)My Profile

    • Whitney English says:

      Yeah, I’e been tossing coconut flakes on everything lately, so it just felt right πŸ˜‰

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