This year’s 4th of July celebration is a bit last minute so I’m planing to keep the menu simple. Simple isn’t always an easy task for me because I may have a slight tendency to overdo things…but I’m reminding myself that the simpler I can keep it, the more time I’ll have with my guests and the less time I’ll spend in the kitchen. No brainer!
I really do love food in its natural state so I plan to serve up some fresh fruit from the market as one of our healthy appetizer options. Since we’re repping red white and blue for the 4th of July, I’m sticking with a festive color scheme in America matching hues. No alterations necessary and I can move the fruit directly from packaging to serving dishes in seconds.
The fruit already looks gorgeous on it’s own, but displaying it in cute little dishes will make it look even more fabulous. You can even cut your fruit into shapes as I did using my star cutter and skewer them for a fun holiday touch. Hmm..I may just have to do this simple thing more often!
Red White & Blueberries
This fruit display is versatile so pick which ones you enjoy the most. I chose jicama because of its white color, but it’s quite starchy and almost potato like. Consider pears, or apples as an alternative.
2 cups raspberries -rinsed
1 half jicama peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
2 cups blueberries -rinsed
fresh lime wedge
Mini star cookie cutter
3 glass dishes for display
Metal skewers or toothpicks
Squeeze lime juice over jicama and cut into mini star shapes using a cookie cutter, or cut into even matchstick slices, with a knife.
Place rinsed and prepped fruit into individual dishes, and display in red white and blue order for your guests to enjoy!
These can be made in advance and chilled in the fridge. Serve with skewers or attached to toothpicks as seen below for a quick and easy 1 bite appetizer.
Fourth of July fresh, healthy and delicious.
Do you have fun plans for the holiday? If so, I’d love to hear them! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday weekend.
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