Summer Fruit Salad

Hey y’all.  I hope your Monday has been great this far with the best still to come…clockout time…lol. If you’re not working…good for you!

Many of you know how much I love strawberries…so with that in mind, they will dominate in this little medley. Yesterday my family had a breakfast because my cousins were in town. We usually gather at my grandma’s home and  bring dishes from our respective homes. However to take the load off of everyone, I let Granny know I would do the cooking and she could rest. She and I both love fruit and I decided to add a simple fruit salad to the menu full of meats, grits, eggs, muffins, and baked apple & walnut croissant French toast(recipe is here on the blog from January). Yes it was alot however everyone loved it. 

Many times it’s the simplest things in life that bring the most joy and this salad is one of my joys! It includes 4 simple ingredients and you can choose different fruit if you like. However I’m using strawberries, blueberries which are locally grown, and some good ole Georgia peaches that my sister surprised me with a few nights ago when she came to visit! These peaches are awesome and ohhhh so sweet! I think I’ll make my first batch of peach jam with some of them. Anyway, back to this simple fruit salad and the yummy taste of summer….

Ingredients

2 quarts of fresh strawberries

1 pint of fresh blueberries

4 ripe peaches

2 tbsp sugar

That’s it! Nothing could be easier.  Right. Let’s get started.

1. Wash and remove tops of the strawberries. Cut them in quarters(4 pieces). Set aside.

2. Wash blueberries gently and leave them whole.

3. Peel and cut the peaches. I find the easiest way is to turn the peach upside down on a flat surface(cutting board) after peeling. Then cut each side in a downward motion. You should end up with 4 pieces. Then slice those into smaller sections. Anything left on the core should be used or EATEN at your discretion 🙂

4. Combine your fruit into a pretty bowl and sprinkle with the sugar and stir gently. The fruit will start to release its juices and oh my all you need is a spoon of whipped cream or simply eat it plain as my family and I did.

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Enjoy. Please let me know what you think or how your version turns out. 

Until next time….Happy cooking. Get in the kitchen with those you love and share some good quality time together. It can be therapeutic.  Oh and of course always be kind to one another. You never know how your smiling face will impact someone’s day, week, month, year, or life!

Author: Sheca Cooks

Hi, I'm Sheca and cooking is my largest passion. Who says you can't love more than one thing...or at least try other things...food is the love that binds us all together. We all have to eat! So please take some time and cook with those you love. I'm a 40 something mom, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Basically...I'm just like you. The woman who goes to work 40 or more hours per week and still finds the time to cook for those I love. I'm a country girl...a southern country girl at that and proud of it...lol...I was raised in a small town on the coast of North Carolina near the awesome beaches in Brunswick County. You know the place when you drive through and blink, you may just miss it. I'm okay with that. I've come to enjoy the quiet peace that my hometown offers me after a long work day in Wilmington, NC. I'm surrounded by family! Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoy the information I place here. Maybe even learn something along the way or get a good chuckle or both. Laughter is food for the soul, we all need that in our lives.