My boys simply love the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Something about that chubby little guy munching his way through life hits home with them. Perhaps because, like him, they love a good fruit salad...
There are lots of fruit salad recipes out there for the Very Hungary Caterpillar, including one on the Eric Carle website, but most of them miss one of the tastiest fruits in the book! The watermelon! This simple salad has watermelon mint dressing which really punches up the whole shebang.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad
(Serves 4 or one very hungry bug)
1 plum, cubed
1 orange, segmented and cubed
4 strawberries, cubed
1 pear, cubed
1 apple, cubed
1 C watermelon chunks
15-20 mint leaves
Blend the watermelon and the mint in a blender for about a minute until the melon is liquified and the mint is chopped very small. Combine remainder of the fruit and drizzle with the dressing as desired.
You will find that this recipe does not use the quantities mentioned in the book, feel free to use 1 Apple, 2 Pears, 3 Plums, 4 Strawberries, 5 Oranges, and a slice of watermelon if you like, but I felt it was a bit much for my boy's breakfast...
Huge hit! They knew immediately it was from the book without me even having to tell them! I bet your little bugs will love a chance to chow on this, too!
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