Mojito Marinated Fruit Recipe
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Mojito Marinated Fruit Recipe

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All the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail are featured in this fantastic salad. After you eat the fruit, you’ll want to sip the luscious syrup! —Marcy Griffith, Excelsior, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 cups each cantaloupe, honeydew and seedless watermelon balls or chunks
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in rum, lime juice and peel. Cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melons, pineapple and mint sprigs. Add rum mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Discard mint sprigs. Spoon fruit with syrup into serving dishes. If desired, top with mint. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mojito Marinated Fruit in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p215

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 249191
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"I've been searching Taste Of Home for quick easy Summer recipes. This was fast easy and fabulous! Loved the fresh pineapple!"

Rahnee64 User ID: 6762067 248902
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"Marge48911...there is a conversion chart on the Splenda that tells you how much Splenda to use for different measurements of sugar."

Marge48911 User ID: 8841530 248697
Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"This looks wonderful, but I have a question. Can I substitute Slenda instead of sugar. If so what amount should I use to equal the sugar amount?"

RhondaK65 User ID: 1616735 171441
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"Really great fruit salad!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 175282
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"A refreshing summer treat!"

lomidd User ID: 4664045 171440
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I decided to prepare this for my Xmas eve get-together this year - something light and refreshing, as a compliment to all the heavier meats and pastries of the season. I thought it sounded quite good - but I have to say - it was absolutely DELICIOUS and eveyone commented on how much they liked it!! Anyone who likes Mojitos - please try this - it's a winner!!"

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