Bacon Fruit Salad

August 24, 2010 5:00 am Published by 2 Comments


Growing up in a family that was originally from a very tropical place, meant that there was always fruit in the house. The counter was always littered with slices or baskets of watermelons, oranges, strawberries, blackberries, mangos, grapes, etc. etc. etc. With such a variety of fruit always at an arm’s reach, it was almost natural to love fruit salads.

Everyone makes fruit salads differently. It’s all about personal preferences. My favorite type of fruit salad has small square shaped chunks of fruit, mixed together with a little bit of condensed milk with grated mozzarella cheese and coconut on top. For anyone who hasn’t tried it, it’s delicious but you have to make sure to use at least 6 different types of fruits (mangos, bananas, apples, strawberries, oranges, and grapes work well). As the end of summer approaches, I decided to look up fun picnic meals. Here is where I discovered the bacon fruit salad.

I didn’t really look too much at what was in the salad (aside from remembering there was watermelon). But the idea of adding bacon to my favorite fruit salad, suddenly seemed amazing. That little bit of salt, I’m not sure if the condense milk would still be as good but I might try it both ways. But the bacon could replace the cheese, or who knows the cheese might be as delicious on the fruit with the added compliment of the bacon. I wanted to share my excitement and suggest to all fellow bacon and possible fruit lovers this awesome combination.

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