Over the Thanksgivukkah weekend, I had several family events to attend. To counterbalance the loads of heavy food, I brought fruit salad. Although fruit salad can be the dull dish that everyone passes over at a potluck, a few simple tricks can elevate it.
First, use whatever fruit is in season and looks good to you. Forget the tired watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew unless it’s summertime. In this salad, I used apple, pear, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and grapes.
Then for the coup de grace. Squeeze a lime or two over the salad. Then add chopped mint. Everyone will come up to you and ask you what you put in the salad, or they’ll ask, “did you put mint in the salad?” like it’s the most original and clever thing to do. Which of course it is.