Fast and Fancy Green Fruit Salad

published Jun 30, 2022
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Green Fruit Salad Recipe

Cubes of cool, mellow melon are tossed with sweet green grapes, star fruit, creamy avocado, and fresh mint for an easy fruit salad that looks and tastes impressive.

Serves4

Prep10 minutes

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Meet the summery fruit salad that’s going to forever change the way you think about honeydew. Yes, really! Here, cubes of the cool, mellow melon are tossed with sweet green grapes, creamy avocado, sunny star fruit, and fresh mint for an easy fruit salad that looks and tastes totally impressive. You’ll want to keep this one on repeat all summer. 

Buying Star Fruit

Even if you’ve never added it to your cart, there’s a good chance you’ve seen star fruit at the grocery store. It’s a tropical fruit that’s shaped like a star (hence the name), with a yellow-green hue, and mild sweet-sour flavor. The entire fruit — waxy outer skin and juicy, firm flesh (which is similar the inside of a grape) — is edible.

When buying star fruit, look for fruit that’s firm to the touch and vibrant yellow with hints of green. If the fruit is mostly green, that’s also OK. It’s just not ripe yet, so you’ll want to let it sit on the counter at room temperature for a couple of days. You may also notice some browning along the ridges of the fruit. This is normal. As long as the fruit isn’t soft, it’s totally fine.

Green Fruit Salad Recipe

Cubes of cool, mellow melon are tossed with sweet green grapes, star fruit, creamy avocado, and fresh mint for an easy fruit salad that looks and tastes impressive.

Prep time 10 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    small honeydew

  • 1 cup

    green seedless grapes

  • 2

    star fruits

  • 1

    medium avocado

  • A few sprigs fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Prepare the following, adding each to the same large bowl as you complete it: Halve 1 small honeydew and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut the peel away from each half, then cut the flesh into 1-inch pieces. Halve 1 cup green seedless grapes. Thinly slice 2 star fruits crosswise. Halve, pit, peel, and dice 1 medium avocado. Pick 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves and tear into bite-sized pieces. Gently toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.