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Green Fruit Bowl with Frozen Grapes

Icy grapes, apple, kiwi, and melon make up a fruit-based take on "green" salad. A lemon thyme dressing brings the flavors together.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • servings: 8
Photography: Christopher Baker

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces green grapes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon thyme or regular thyme sprigs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green apple
  • 3 kiwifruits, peeled and sliced
  • 4 to 5 cups honeydew melon balls (from 2 melons)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Freeze grapes on a rimmed baking sheet for 1 hour.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, make the syrup: Bring water and sugar to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and add lemon thyme. Let stand, covered, until cooled completely. Strain syrup through a fine sieve; discard solids.

  3. Step 3

    Thinly slice apple. Divide apple, kiwifruits, melon, and grapes among 8 bowls. Pour syrup over tops just before serving.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, August 2011

Reviews (1)

  • 18 Feb, 2012

    I made this for our daughter's graduation open house last year and it was so good and so striking with all green fruit. We did not freeze the grapes as it was an open house and it was still wonderful! Had many compliments and have been asked to make it again for an anniversary party for friends.