8.08.2009

Serendipitous Fruit Salad

I am writing this post tonight while watching the movie, Serendipity. I'm just a ridiculous romantic at heart and this movie is truly, insanely romantic.


According to Wikipedia the word Serendipity means the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely unrelated.

If you haven't seen this movie, go and rent it tonight!

My husband's cousin is turning 40 and tonight we attended a Birthday BBQ. He has been dabbling in beer brewing and had several of his creations on tap. I didn't want to show up empty handed so I ran to the market to search for ingredients for an appetizer but as I perused the produce dept for herbs and veggies I was drawn to the fruits instead. Then I decided to completely change direction and make a fruit salad.



As it turned out this was the perfect choice! I was the only one to think of fruit salad.



For the salad you will need:
1/2 a canteloupe
1 pint of strawberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
4 red apricots (These are fabulous!)
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbsp grated lemon zest

Cut all of the fruit into bite sized pieces and toss with lemon juice and zest.



For the dressing I used:
1 cup of plain Greek style yogurt
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 tsp grated lemon zest

Combine all ingredients and give it a good stir. Toss with the fruit or place a dollop on top of each serving.

I also toasted and chopped a 1/2 cup of hazelnuts and sprinkled them over the salad as well.




This was an outstanding and unexpected treat. I can't wait to whip this one up again very soon!

Ya gotta love Serendipity!

42 comments:

Jenn said...

I like that movie. Great choice on the fruit salad. I'm sure it was a hit. Fruit salads are a staple of summer, right?

Katy ~ said...

"Serendipity" is one of my favorite words!

I welcome a nice fruit salad. Yours looks delish. The yogurt dressing on this is a delicious idea and one that I'm going to copy!

Donna-FFW said...

Looks like a truly refreshing salad, love the fressing. Happy bday to hubby!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Yeah I've seen it, so cute :)

Lovin' the fruit salad and the topping. yum
xxx

Adam said...

Perfect BBQ companion there! I am that guy that sticks by the fruit platters all night, having melon with burgers, chicken, ribs, and whatever else comes my way :)

Linda said...

I love fruit salads, especially at this time of the year when the fruits are so fresh and juicy!

Chef E said...

I do like that movie too...hubby always chooses the shot'em up stuff and I want chick flicks...hmmm, but I bet we would agree on this yummy salad, for which I have not made anything like it in quite a while...somehow seeing fruit makes one feel guilty :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I love all the colorful fruits you've included! I'd like a big bowl of this for breakfast too!

Joanne said...

Nothing tastes better during the summer than a good fruit salad. Except of course a fruit salad with that delicious dressing! I'm new to putting dressings on fruit salads, but I definitely have to try this one.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love that movie! Its very romantic..and I love your fruit salad!

doggybloggy said...

I have received my serendipity vicariously resulting in salubrious state...

Kate said...

This looks delicious and I need a salad for this evening! Great idea.

I love the movie. I seem to watch romantic and romantic comedies over and over...I just finished watching The Holiday for the ???? time!

noble pig said...

Perfect way to use up all this fresh fruit over here! Love it!

Chow and Chatter said...

love this movie have watched so many times, when i first went to NYC with hubby went to blomingdales and did the lift thing in the waldorf astoria!!! nice fruit salad

Rebecca

Talita said...

Fruit salad is a great dessert! It's light and so tasteful! Love it!

Cucinista said...

Great movie, fantastic salad!

Cathy said...

Your fruit salad looks soooo good. The fruit right now is so wonderful. Love the dressing you made. Perfect.

Marta said...

I find during the summer I'm always draw to fruit salads as well! They're just so light and refreshing... except I always end up eating unhealthy amounts!

Megan said...

I love a good fruit salad! That last picture is pure delight!

burpandslurp said...

oh I haven't watched that movie yet. I'll check it out soon!
and LOVE the fruit salad with the lemony yogurt topping! What great flavors!

Reeni♥ said...

This fruit salad looks so fresh and so yummy! I love that movie - I'm a huge John Cusack fan!!

Faith said...

I love that movie also, it's adorable! The yogurt dressing on this fruit salad sounds incredible!

Krista said...

Fruit salad...yummy...yummy. Sorry, I have The Wiggles stuck in my head. Occupational hazard of being a stay at home mom. This really looks delicious and I love the hazelnuts on top!

And Serendipity...I agree, sweet movie.

girlichef said...

I do love Serendipity...and your fruit salad looks amazing!! Love John Cusack :D

Kate said...

You motivated me! I pulled together the fruit we had and made a fruit salad for dinner tonight. It was wonderful..I used a dash of Grand Marnier! Yum! Thank you!

jenjen said...

Your fruit salad looks so good. That dressing looks fabulous. You always find a way to dress everything up so well.

I love that movie - one of my favorites!

XOXO
Jen

nora@ffr said...

m loving this blog very much.. love the great choice on the fruit salad. perfect combo.. yummm!!!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I enjoyed Serendipity when I first saw it. Your fruit salad looks delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow talk about a bounty of fruit! the dressing really makes this something special!

Finsmom said...

This looks amazing! I will be making it very soon :)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Ooh I like the addition of orange zest! A great healthy treat :-)

Randi Troxell said...

i have always LOVED that movie!

The Blonde Duck said...

I was wondering if that was a good movie or not. I'll check it out now!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Beautiful fruit salad. I've been using lemon zest a lot lately and I think it brings a lot of flavor to the party.
Sam

Juliana said...

I like that movie as well:-)

Nice fruit salad, love the special touch...lemon zest and the yogurt...yummie!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy fruit salad, very refreshing! I love that movie!

girlichef said...

ps...I have an award waiting for you over at my place :D

nyonya pendek melaka said...

The fruit salad is just summery & fantastic! I've seen Serendipity & I absolutely loved it too. I am a huge fan of John Cusack. I thk he's SO SO SO charming.

nanny said...

I love Serendipity!!!! Had it recorded on DVR. Lightning struck!!! New DVR!!! Serendipity gone/darn! Need to just buy it!

comfycook said...

I feel refreshed looking at this fruit salad.

Connie Weiss said...

I made a fruit salad this week too! What a perfect week for it!

Serendipity is my favorite movie...I even bought the soundtrack and listened to it forever!

Lynn said...

Yum, I am salivating just looking at this picture. I think this is my first time stopping by your blog. I love your header! It is fantastic.

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