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

Ingredients

  • 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, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

Directions

  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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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!"

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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."

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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?"

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"Really great fruit salad!"

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"A refreshing summer treat!"

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