This fruit arrangement is the perfect centerpiece for brunches.
This fruit salad arrangement is the perfect centerpiece for brunches. The fruit is arranged into a beautiful and brightly colored spread, which allows for everyone to serve themselves. Rather than picking up a plastic platter of precut fruit from the grocery store, put in the extra effort and cut up some fruit yourself. This way everything is much fresher. I arrange the fruit in layers to create a full-looking platter.
Watermelon – I prefer buying mini watermelons because they are easier to cut and you can serve them with the rind on for easy eating. They also have smaller seeds.
Strawberry – I love really good strawberries, the kind that are deep red and when you bite into them they are incredibly juicy and sweet. In California my favorite strawberries come from Oxnard. You can get them on the side of the road along the coast or at farmers’ markets and they never disappoint. Strawberries don’t ripen once they are picked off the vine so when buying strawberries, look for ones that are already completely bright red with no white around the top.
Grapes – I like to use a combination of both green and red grapes for a contrast in colors. Look for seedless grapes for easy easting.
Pineapple – Pineapples can be difficult to choose because the color isn’t always a signal for ripeness. Give the body of the pineapple a squeeze – it should be fairly firm with a slight give (never soft). Feel the weight of it – a heavier pineapple is a good sign there is a lot of juice! When you purchase a pineapple at the store it’s as ripe as it’s going to get – they don’t continue to ripen once they are picked from the plant.
Blueberries – Blueberries are in season from April to October though they are at their peak in June and July. I ilke topping a fruit salad with blueberries for a contrast of color. They also fill in any gaps left by bigger pieces of fruit.
How to Make Fruit Salad
On a large platter, arrange the wedges of watermelon, cantaloupe and melon.
Arrange the grapes on the sides of the platter.
Top with the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cherries.
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