Star Shaped Fruit Salad and a Good Cook Pro-Freshionals Cut Fruit Bowl Giveaway! #FreshFruitBowl #BBBProduct
Now that Summer is officially here, pasta and fruit salads will be a main staple for many. I know as soon as the heat hits, fresh salads are my new “mashed potatoes”. They accompany my meals like chicken, and burgers. The only down side to making these sides, and fresh fruit based goodies is that they tend to spoil WAY too fast! However, the genius folks at Good Cook have the perfect solution for you.
Introducing the Good Cook Pro-Freshionals Cut Fruit Bowl which is sold exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond (coming soon). This amazing product is three pieces that each work together to keep your salads, and fresh cut fruit fresher, longer! Featuring an airtight lid, inner bowl, and outer bowl, this product fits into your fridge effortlessly.
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Since July Fourth is quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to test out a fresh treat that I will be bringing to my cookouts. Since I’m sure it will be hot out, a refreshing fruit salad will be the perfect treat to keep cool. Instead of a chopped fruit salad, I figured a star shaped fruit salad would be even cuter!
To make a Star Shaped Fruit Salad, you will need a variety of star cookie cutter shapes. I actually used star shaped fondant cut-outs because they typically are smaller, and sharper than traditional cookie cutters.
A few suggestions I have are the following:
Since this was a trial run, I figured cantaloupe would work as a great smaller star. However, I ended up wasting (reserving the odds and ends for personal consumption) more cantaloupes vs cutting it out as stars. I should have went with apple as my gut feeling suggested it. If you do use apple, make sure to soak it in lemon juice up until use so it does not turn brown.
For the watermelon, it is best to cut off about 3 inches of the butt end, and then slice it into 1 inch rings. This will allow you to lay the slices flat on your cutting board to cut them out. I used toothpicks to stick my different shaped stars together, and finished them off with a blueberry. I feel like the apple will give it a more patriotic look next time around.
Another idea you could do would be too only make a few star fruit salad cut-outs for “show” and then chunk the rest as you normally do. Regardless, it is still a great treat for your cook outs! You can store your fruit salad in your Good Cook Pro-Freshionals Cut Fruit Bowl.
Guess what? We have an extra Good Cook Pro-Freshionals Cut Fruit Bowl to giveaway to one lucky reader. We do have some important rules, so be sure to read them before you enter:
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