I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Fruit salad? Who blogs about fruit salad?” Well, I do. Why? Because I’m a picky snooty bitch about my fruit salad. I’m very opinionated. In my opinion, there is no place for apples in a fruit salad. Nor pears. Some other things that don’t belong in fruit salad? Bananas. Oranges. Most grapes. I’m sure plenty of people would disagree with me, but I’ve never had a complaint about my fruit salad, and in fact I get raves.

It all starts with the strawberry. This salad is easily half strawberries, mostly because I had so many of them in my fridge. It’s berry season and I really can’t get enough of them. I cut the tops off and slice them into heart shapes.

Then there’s a bunch of blueberries.

Cherries are a great addition. But what about the pit?

This cherry pitter is tits. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite and most-used kitchen utensils all summer long. If you don’t have a cherry pitter, you should get one. It’s an awesome tool that I would never want to be without.

It makes the task of removing pits from cherries simple and fast, and makes eating cherries so much better. I’m pretty sure it doubles as an olive pitter too.

A couple of minutes of work and I have a pile of delicious and easy-to-eat cherries.

Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. I like to leave a few in my fridge to get extra ripe and smoosh them onto my toast in the morning. So much healthier than jam!

This, my friends, is a champagne mango. Also called a Mexican mango. It may be known by other names, but I don’t know them. It is the best mango around. Seriously, if you see this mango at your market you should buy it. It’s smaller than a traditional mango, and the taste is less perfumey. I adore these mangoes!

Dump all of these things into a bowl.

Stir, and enjoy!

Fruit Salad
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