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Mojito Marinated Fruit

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


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


  • 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 zest. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine melons, pineapple and mint sprigs. Add rum mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Discard mint sprigs. Spoon fruit with syrup into serving dishes. If desired, top with mint.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Queenlalisa
    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
    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
    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?

  • ttsgolf
    Jul 30, 2013

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  • RhondaK65
    Jul 22, 2013

    Really great fruit salad!

  • JessBella6
    Jun 8, 2013

    A refreshing summer treat!

  • lomidd
    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!!